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Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert hopes to return for Crewe game after testing negative for coronavirus




Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert is hoping to return for Saturday's game against Crewe after testing negative for Covid-19.

The Blues' boss reported mild symptoms yesterday morning and stayed at home as a precautionary measure – meaning he had to watch the team's 1-0 win over Gillingham last night from home.

He received the news after the final whistle that his test had come back all-clear, but he will continue to be monitored ahead of the clash at Portman Road.

Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert has tested negative for coronavirus. Picture: ITFC
Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert has tested negative for coronavirus. Picture: ITFC

His symptoms will continue to be monitored to see whether he can return this weekend.

It comes after Town's first-team coach Matt Gill tested positive for Covid-19 after showing symptoms on Saturday morning before the Lincoln game.

He will be self-isolating at home for at least 10 days after receiving his test result on Sunday.

“While obviously encouraging that the manager has tested negative, we still have to show a degree of caution,” Town physio, Matt Byard said.

“We will monitor the symptoms over the next couple of days.

"If they start to clear up then I’d expect the manager to be back at the training ground on Friday morning. If the symptoms remain or increase, then we will have to do another test.”