Derry City bow out of Shamrock Rovers clash after positive Covid tests

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Derry City were due to play Shamrock Rovers on Wednesday evening.
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Digital Desk Staff

Derry City FC have confirmed they will not be able to play their SSE Airtricity League fixture against Shamrock Rovers tomorrow night after Covid-19 test results returned positive.

In a statement issued this evening by the FAI, it was confirmed that their entire first team squad and staff have been directed to self-isolate by Northern Ireland's Public Health Agency following the results.

The club had earlier tweeted that one player and one staff member had tested positive for the virus.

The squad and staff will remain in isolation until November 6th according to the statement.

The matter will now be referred to the FAI's Disciplinary Committee in accordance with FAI Rules and the Participation Agreement, while the clubs FAI Cup quarter-final against Sligo Rovers has been postponed.

The match was due to be played at the Showgrounds on Sunday, but the FAI are now looking for an alternative date for the fixture.

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