Rotherham’s Boxing Day clash with Middlesbrough is OFF as Millers’ players and staff must self-isolate after contracting coronavirus
- Rotherham fail to play the Middlesbrough game in the championship
- The club requires numerous players and employees to isolate themselves with coronavirus
- Circumstances of postponement are subject to an investigation by the EFL
Rotherham’s Boxing Day Championship game against Middlesbrough has been put on hold after some Millers players and staff tested positive for coronavirus.
It is the second game in a row that has been canceled for Rotherham after last Saturday’s game against Derby was postponed less than two hours before kick-off.
They confirmed that one player had returned a positive Covid-19 test with others in the first team’s bladder showing symptoms so the latest news is not a surprise. There were more positive tests, although the club did not disclose the exact number.
Rotherham’s championship game against Middlesbrough will not be played on December 26th
A statement posted on the club’s website said: “The club informed the EFL that they would play the game following the recent positive COVID-19 tests and a requirement that players and staff members self-regulate in accordance with EFL and government guidelines need to isolate, not meet can mitigate against the risk of further infection.
“The circumstances of the postponements will now be the subject of an investigation under EFL regulations.
“Revised dates for the rearranged games will be confirmed in due course.”
Rotherham is 21st on the championship standings and has only had one win in their last five games.
Rotherham boss Paul Warne will be frustrated and will miss the second game in a row
Given the rapid spread of the coronavirus in the UK, given the new strain that is more easily transmitted, this could be a sign of further chaos.