Southend’s clash with Cambridge called off following coronavirus cases

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Cambridge are dissatisfied at the move and think the game might still be played.

Southend’s match at home to Cambridge has been postponed after favorable coronavirus cases in the Shrimpers squad.

The Sky Bet League 2 club state they would not have the ability to field a team for Saturday’s component.

A club declaration read: “This is following a small number of players testing positive for Covid-19, the EFL’s medical professional advising another squad member to separate due to their close distance of a player who evaluated favorable and a huge selection of players being not available due to injury.

“The club would only be able to field a maximum of 10 professional outfield players and two goalkeepers in the matchday squad and because of this the club have advised the EFL that it is unable to safely fulfil the fixture.”

Nevertheless, Cambridge are dissatisfied at the post ponement.

They stated: “Cambridge United have received late notification tonight from Southend United, stating they are not able to field a team for tomorrow’s Sky Bet League 2 component at Roots Hall.

“Having received an email from Southend United Football Club at 9:40pm this evening, stating their wish for the game to be postponed, Cambridge United have made representation to both the EFL and Southend to express our disappointment and that we feel it would still be possible for the fixture to be played.”

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