Coronavirus fears rules former Portsmouth favourite out of Barnsley action
Former Pompey favourite Conor Chaplin has been sidelined from Barnsley duty amid coronavirus fears.
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.
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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