Manchester Metropolis’s Premier League fixture at Everton tonight has been referred to as off after extra optimistic Covid-19 checks had been returned.
Gabriel Jesus and Kyle Walker, plus two members of workers, examined optimistic on Christmas Eve, ruling them out of City’s Boxing Day conflict vs Newcastle. Now, the membership have confirmed ‘quite a lot of’ optimistic checks have been returned in the latest spherical of testing.
The fixture at Everton has been postponed on medical grounds, whereas the Metropolis Soccer Academy has been closed indefinitely to cease the unfold inside Metropolis’s coaching bubble.
The Metropolis assertion learn: “After the most recent spherical of Covid-19 testing, the membership returned quite a lot of optimistic instances, along with the 4 already reported on Christmas Day.
“With the safety of the bubble compromised, there posed a danger that the virus may unfold additional amongst the squad, the workers and doubtlessly past.
“Based mostly on robust medical recommendation the Premier League, in session with each golf equipment, have determined to postpone the fixture.
“All optimistic instances involving gamers and workers will observe a interval of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and UK Authorities protocol on quarantine. The primary group coaching floor at Metropolis Soccer Academy will shut for an indeterminate interval, with the squad and related bubble present process testing earlier than any choice is made for coaching to renew.”
Look again under for response and updates on Monday night.