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Kieran McKenna forced to wait for first game as Ipswich Town manager as trip to Gillingham is postponed



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After Gillingham manager Steve Evans said that the game was looking unlikely, Ipswich Town's trip to Kent on Saturday has been postponed.

Several positive Covid-19 cases at Priestfield has meant the game has been pushed back to Saturday, January 8, 2022.

The Gills boss said they 'won't be able to call it until Thursday' due to the amount of cases.

New manager Kieran McKenna will have to wait for his first game in charge. Picture: Barry Goodwin
New manager Kieran McKenna will have to wait for his first game in charge. Picture: Barry Goodwin

However, the game has now been called off, meaning Kieran McKenna will have to continue the wait for his first game in charge of Ipswich.

"Gillingham’s Sky Bet League One fixture versus Ipswich Town on Sunday, 26 December has been postponed," an EFL statement said.

"Gillingham informed the EFL that it would be unable to fulfil the fixture at Priestfield due to a number of positive Covid-19 cases in their squad.

"In light of the increased transmission rate of the Omicron variant, the EFL will now review the circumstances surrounding the postponement.

"In addition it will assist affected Clubs throughout this challenging period to help them mitigate against the risk of infection amongst players and staff, while ensuring their obligations to the EFL regulations are maintained."