Second Waterford FC player to be tested for Covid-19

Tuesday night's match against Sligo Rovers was postponed after one of the Waterford players displayed Covid-19 symptoms

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has confirmed that a second Waterford FC player is to undergo a test after reporting suspected Covid-19 symptoms to the club on Tuesday morning.

It comes after Tuesday night's match between Sligo Rovers and Waterford was postponed after another of the Waterford players displayed "Covid-19-type symptoms".

According to the FAI, neither player was involved with the first team for their game in their 1-0 win against Shelbourne on Saturday.

In a statement, the association said Waterford FC has suspended all activity until the result of this test – and a Covid-19 test on a second player – are known.

Waterford, under new boss John Sheridan, began their restarted Premier Division campaign with their victory over Shelbourne on Saturday, while Sligo beat Derry City 2-0 on Friday.