Coronavirus fears rules former Portsmouth favourite out of Barnsley action

Former Pompey favourite Conor Chaplin has been sidelined from Barnsley duty amid coronavirus fears.

Wednesday, 30th December 2020, 11:19 am
Conor Chaplin missed Barnsley's Championship game at Rotherham over coronavirus fears. Picture: Joe Pepler

The striker last night missed the Tykes’ trip to Rotherham in the Championship, which resulted in a 2-1 success.

Instead Chaplin remained at his West Yorkshire home under self-isolation after coming into contact with someone suspected of having coronavirus.

The move was entirely precautionary from the club, keeping in line with government guidelines.

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Shortly before kick-off, the 23-year-old Tweeted: ‘Good luck the boys. Gutted can’t be there with the them tonight’.

Victor Adeboyejo replaced Chaplin in Barnsley’s side and, in his absence, they registered a fourth win in five to move into eighth in the Championship.

Valerien Ismael’s side are now two points adrift of the play-off places.

Chaplin has scored twice in 21 appearances this season, having rattled in 13 during his maiden Oakwell campaign last term.

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