SUNDERLAND have postponed their League One conflict with Accrington Stanley on Tuesday night time because of a coronavirus outbreak on the membership.
The Black Cats are reported to have 13 optimistic instances of their taking part in workers, together with all three senior goalkeepers.
Sunderland have been pressured to postpone a fourth sport because of a coronavirus outbreakCredit score: Reuters
Plenty of gamers self-isolating would have solely been capable of rejoin the remainder of the group on Tuesday – the day of the sport itself.
SunSport beforehand reported that Sunderland had been forced to shut down their training ground for ten days.
Tuesday’s away conflict at Accrington has been the fourth sport the League One membership have needed to postpone.
Sunderland’s matches in opposition to Blackpool, Hull Metropolis and Shrewsbury already wanted to be rescheduled.
A membership assertion stated: “Scheduled to happen on Tuesday 29 December, the membership has knowledgeable the EFL that will probably be unable to play the fixture because of the ongoing results of a Covid-19 outbreak on the Academy of Gentle.
“Because of the scale of this outbreak and the amount of optimistic checks returned by gamers and workers, the membership has taken the choice to postpone the sport primarily based solely on the well being and wellbeing of all effected.
“Lee Johnson’s facet at the moment are set to return to motion within the New 12 months, kicking off 2021 with a visit to Northampton City on Saturday 2 January (KO 3pm).”
An additional assertion from the EFL added: “The membership knowledgeable the EFL that they might be unable to fulfil the fixture following the current optimistic Covid-19 checks and the requirement for gamers and workers to self-isolate as per EFL and Authorities steerage with a view to mitigate in opposition to the danger of additional an infection.
“The circumstances across the postponement will now be the topic of an investigation in accordance with EFL rules.
“A revised date for the rearranged fixture can be confirmed in the end.”
Sunderland at the moment are eleventh within the League One desk following a 1-1 draw with AFC Wimbledon throughout their final outing earlier this month.