Northampton Town have confirmed club physio Ignacio Herrando tested positive for covid-19 after the club’s first wave of tests.

With Northampton due to compete in the League 2 play-offs after the early conclusion of the League Two season, the club engaged in their first wave of testing of players and staff on Thursday.

Herrando is reported by Northampton Town as asymptomatic and feeling no ill-effects, and the club have confirmed that he will now self-isolated for 7 days before an additional test.

In the interim, Northampton have confirmed the club’s academy physiotherapist Michael Bolger will cover his duties. Bolger tested negative for the virus, as did the rest of Northampton Town’s players and staff.

The club have also confirmed that those who tested negative will report to the PTS Academy Stadium on Monday, and they will begin train in a way that lines up with the EFL’s return to training protocol.

Seven other positive tests were reported by tests at other play-off hopefuls. Colchester United reported four positive tests from unnamed individuals in the club, while Exeter City confirmed two positive cases.

There have been no further positive tests at Premier League clubs at their most recent round of testing, while 10 tests were confirmed at Championship clubs.