Morecambe games against Bolton Wanderers and Bradford City called off after Covid-19 outbreak

Two Morecambe FC games have been called off after a number of The Shrimps players and staff tested positive for Covid-19.

The club were due to play away against Bolton Wanderers tomorrow (December 29) and Bradford City on Saturday (January 2).

However Morecambe FC this afternoon (December 28) confirmed they would be unable to fulfil the fixtures following recent positive Covid-19 tests.

The club has informed the EFL that players and staff are now self-isolating for 10 days and the training ground has been shut for the same period.

In a statement, Morecambe FC said: “The Club has today informed the EFL and their opponents that it will not be able to play it’s next two games following an outbreak of Covid-19.

“Morecambe were due to play Bolton Wanderers away on Tuesday 29th December and Bradford City away on Saturday 2nd January.

“The decision follows detailed conversations today with both Club and EFL medical staff.

“The Club informed the EFL that they would be unable to fulfil the fixtures following recent positive Covid-19 tests and the requirement for players and staff to self-isolate for 10 days as per EFL and Government guidance in order to mitigate against the risk of further infection.

Football Secretary and Director Mick Horton said: “It is very disappointing that we have had to make this decision but the welfare of our players, staff and opponents remains the number one priority and following detailed conversations with the relevant authorities we have also decided to close our training ground for 10 days as well.

“On behalf of the Club I wish all those affected a swift and speedy recovery.’”

Morecambe lie in fifth in League 2 – four points off top spot- and are currently on a run of four consecutive wins.

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