Coronavirus case forces Portsmouth friendly cancellation

Pompey’s clash with Bognor has been called off after a positive academy coronavirus case.

Saturday, 24th July 2021, 12:15 pm
Updated Saturday, 24th July 2021, 12:17 pm
Pompey have been foced to call off the Bognor friendly. Picture: Rogan/JMP

A Blues XI was due to travel to Nyewood Lane on Wednesday for a warm-up ahead of the new campaign.

But a single player has tested positive for Covid-19, meaning the academy group will need to isolate.

Pompey have indicated they intend to arrange a future date for the game.

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The academy were unable to fulfil their recent trip to Gosport Borough due to safeguarding reasons, as the club investigated alleged recent messages sent by players.

Pompey face Luton Town today with further warm-up games to come against Chelsea under-23s, Peterborough and Bournemouth before the season starts at Fleetwood on August 7.

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