WYCOMBE’S trip to Queens Park Rangers on Saturday has been postponed following a coronavirus outbreak.
The Wanderers have returned a number of positive test results on the eve of the Championship match.
Wycombe have confirmed an outbreak of coronavirus cases in their squadCredit: Getty Images – Getty
And EFL bosses had no choice but to call off the game at Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.
On Friday morning, a statement was released announcing the clash had been ‘suspended’.
Wycombe confirmed: “The Club informed the EFL that they would be unable to fulfil the fixture following recent positive COVID-19 tests and the requirement for players and staff to self-isolate as per EFL and Government guidance in order to mitigate against the risk of further infection.
“The circumstances surrounding the postponements will now be the subject of an investigation in accordance with EFL Regulations.
“Revised dates for the rearranged fixture will be confirmed in due course.”
The game is the second to be called off in the Championship this weekend after Brentford’s game with Reading was also postponed.
QPR have already had one game knocked back, with a trip to Luton rearranged for Tuesday night and a 2-0 win secured by new signing Charlie Austin.
Only 31 EFL clubs returned zero positive test results in last week’s round of testing, which showed 123 cases of the virus.
League Two leaders Carlisle have seen games against Mansfield, Leyton Orient and Forest Green called off following an outbreak in their camp.
However, Derby were given the all-clear to return to training on Tuesday after an outbreak in their squad.
The Rams were one of a handful of teams to put out a youth side in the FA Cup last weekend, as they lost 2-0 to non-league Chorley.
Aston Villa also fielded a kids side against Liverpool amid a series of postponements in their Premier League schedule.
Games against Tottenham and Everton have been postponed as the pandemic bit hard on Dean Smith’s side.
Public Health England announced 1,248 deaths from coronavirus across the UK on Thursday with 48,682 new cases.
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