Luton Town have confirmed the postponement of their match against QPR tomorrow (02/01) after a squad covid outbreak.
The Bedfordshire-based Championship club confirmed the news in a statement earlier today (01/01) after revealing that there had been positive cases among club players and staff, and members of their families, with others having to self-isolate.
In the statement, the club said, “Luton Town are sorry to report that tomorrow’s Sky Bet Championship match against Queens Park Rangers has been postponed.
“Positive Covid test results have recently been returned by some of the club’s senior players, football staff and immediate members of family, meaning other players and staff who have come into close contact must also isolate.
“We are awaiting further testing which unfortunately cannot be completed by official EFL procedures before tomorrow’s 3pm kick-off, so the league has agreed to postpone the fixture based on our own recommendation and the league’s medical advice.”
The game is the first of Luton’s 2020-21 season fixtures to be hit by a postponement.
It is the second of the upcoming Championship round of fixtures to be hit by postponement due to a squad coronavirus outbreak, after Bristol City’s match against Brentford was also called off.
The game will be rearranged to be played at a future date.
Luton Town’s next match is due to be played on January 9th against Reading in the FA Cup Third Round.