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19 December 2020

Paul Lambert one of six Blues to test positive for coronavirus

Six members of Town’s playing and coaching staff have tested positive for Covid-19 including manager Paul Lambert.

The Club tested all the first-team squad and coaching staff before training on Friday morning after one player reported symptoms and the results were returned to Blues this evening.

Town have made the EFL aware, with the home game against Northampton on Boxing Day and the trip to AFC Wimbledon on December 29 now clearly in doubt.

“We will be closing the training ground for now in line with guidelines until we have spoken in detail with the EFL about the way forward,” Town’s general manager of football operations, Lee O’Neill, told the Club website.

The Club have kept stringent contact restrictions in place at the training ground since the players returned to training in August, with all communal areas remaining closed to the squad.  

Blues were due to play at Peterborough today but the game was postponed because of a positive test in the Posh camp.   

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