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Anger from fans as League Two match is postponed

There was some anger from fans on social media as a League Two match is postponed late on Friday night ahead of the weekend.

Statements were issued around 10:30pm on Friday from both Southend United and Cambridge United, with their upcoming league encounter forced to be called off.

There are a small number of cases of coronavirus within the Southend camp, however Cambridge feel disappointed and that game could still be played some how.

Southend said in a statement via their club website: “Southend United can confirm that tomorrow’s (Saturday 21st November) Sky Bet League Two fixture against Cambridge United at Roots Hall has been postponed.

“This is following a small number of players testing positive for COVID-19, the EFL’s Doctor instructing another squad member to isolate due to their close proximity of a player who tested positive and a plethora of players being unavailable due to injury.

“The club would only be able to field a maximum of 10 professional outfield players and two goalkeepers in the matchday squad and because of this the club have advised the EFL that it is unable to safely fufil the fixture.

“The club is following all of Public Health England and the EFL’s COVID-19 protocols and will not name the players in question. We ask that their request for privacy and confidentiality are respected at this time.”

Cambridge said in a statement via their club website: “Cambridge United have received late notification tonight from Southend United, declaring they are unable to field a team for tomorrow’s Sky Bet League Two fixture at Roots Hall.

“Having received an email from Southend United Football Club at 9:40pm this evening, stating their wish for the game to be postponed, Cambridge United have made representation to both the EFL and Southend to express our disappointment and that we feel it would still be possible for the fixture to be played.

“Further details will be confirmed in due course, however for clarity, tomorrow’s fixture has indeed been postponed.”

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As mentioned, there were anger from fans as the League Two match is postponed late on Friday night…

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