Numerous Boxing Day football fixtures have unfortunately been called off with teams having players testing positive for Covid-19.
Lately, EFL and non league clubs have multiple matches postponed over the festive period which is a blow to all associated with the sides.
Over the last few days we have seen statements issued with a member of the various teams contracting the virus, meaning that fixtures can’t be played with players self-isolating.
English Football League and a few National League clubs have had to call off multiple of their forthcoming fixtures, meaning some will not be playing again this year.
Rochdale’s League One match at Blackpool had been the latest Boxing Day fixture to be called off due to fresh coronavirus cases, that was until Doncaster’s game against Accrington was postponed on Saturday.
Rotherham’s Championship match against Middlesbrough on Boxing Day was also postponed on Wednesday because of more confirmed Covid-19 cases.
Sunderland’s next three Sky Bet League One fixtures against Shrewsbury Town (Saturday 19 December), Blackpool (Tuesday 22 December) and Hull City (Saturday 26 December) have been suspended.
Millwall and Ipswich Town‘s next two league fixtures have been postponed following coronavirus outbreaks at both clubs.
Millwall were due to face Bournemouth away on Boxing Day before hosting Watford at The Den on December 29. However, both matches have now been postponed until a later date.
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