Ipswich Town confirm postponement of festive fixtures after positive Covid-19 tests
Ipswich Town have confirmed the postponement of their next two EFL League One fixtures following a Covid-19 outbreak at the club.
It was confirmed over the weekend that six members of the playing and coaching staff at Portman Road – including manager Paul Lambert – had tested positive for the virus.
And that has resulted in the Tractor Boys having to call off the home Boxing Day clash with Northampton Town, as well as the trip to AFC Wimbledon on December 29.
A club statement read: "The club informed the EFL that they would be unable to fulfil the fixtures following recent positive Covid-19 tests and the requirement for players and staff to self-isolate for 10 days as per EFL and Government guidance in order to mitigate against the risk of further infection.
"The circumstances surrounding the postponements will now be the subject of an investigation in accordance with EFL Regulations.
"The individuals that have tested positive, including manager Paul Lambert – and those that have come into close contact with them – are all now self-isolating.
"First-team players and coaching staff that returned negative test results on Friday will be tested again on Wednesday morning."