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Ipswich Town's home match against Lincoln City may fall foul to Covid-19 postponement



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Ipswich Town could soon be facing up to the prospect of having a second League One fixture called off this festive period due to Covid-19.

Boxing Day's scheduled trip to Gillingham was postponed because of a large number of cases with the Kent side's camp.

And Saturday's visitors Lincoln City have this evening revealed that they are unable to fulfil tomorrow night's game against Rotherham United due to an outbreak within the senior set-up.

Ipswich Town are due to welcome Lincoln City to Portman Road on Saturday. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Ipswich Town are due to welcome Lincoln City to Portman Road on Saturday. Picture: Barry Goodwin

In a statement Lincoln's chief executive Liam Scully revealed the club would do all that it can to ensure the weekend's game at Portman Road goes ahead as planned, but he also warned it may not be possible.

He said: "We were able to fulfil Boxing Day's fixture despite having some players test positive for Covid-19, unfortunately further positive tests on Tuesday mean we are now not able to fulfil Wednesday's fixture.

"We will continue to train and prepare as normal for Saturday's game at Ipswich Town in the hope that players returning to the group will allow us to meet the criteria to play. We'll follow strict protocols at the Elite Performance Centre to minimise the risk of catching or spreading Covid-19.

"We commit to communicating with supporters, Ipswich and the EFL as quickly and clearly as possible over the coming days."

Meanwhile, earlier today new Ipswich manager Kieran McKenna revealed that Kyle Edwards, Rekeem Harper and Toto Nsiala had all returned to first-team training following a spell in isolation with the virus.

McKenna is due to oversee his first game in charge of the Tractor Boys tomorrow night at home against Wycombe Wanderers (7.45pm).