Portsmouth season in crisis after two further positive coronavirus cases are confirmed

Pompey are expected to call off the Boxing Day clash with Swindon after two further positive cases of coronavirus were confirmed.

Sunday, 20th December 2020, 4:29 pm
Updated Sunday, 20th December 2020, 4:43 pm
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The News understands the cases in question relate to two senior members of Kenny Jackett’s squad, who tested positive for Covid-19 today after feeling unwell.

Pompey will now test the entire squad with group training suspended until the results are known.

Jack Whatmough tested positive for coronavirus yesterday after feeling ill ahead of the Hull game before the latest cases.

A Pompey statement read: ‘Following Jack Whatmough’s recent positive test for Covid-19, players who came into close contact with the defender were also tested.

‘These results came back negative. However, two other members of the squad have since complained of feeling unwell and have also tested positive.

‘The club have, therefore, taken the decision to have the entire playing squad tested over the next 24 hours.

‘Once the results of these tests are returned, we will be able to liaise with the EFL and our forthcoming opponents.

‘Portsmouth Football Club urge all supporters to keep following government guidelines and help limit the spread of the virus.’

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