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Twice-weekly Covid-19 testing introduced among EFL clubs

After much speculation, it has been confirmed that players and staff at all 72 EFL clubs will undergo twice-weekly Covid-19 testing.

The variant of the virus has been rife in the elite game of late, with a number of matches being postponed.

Ipswich Town were particularly impacted over the festive period, with 11 positive cases resulting in four fixtures having to be rearranged.

Twice-weekly testing will take place in the EFL
Twice-weekly testing will take place in the EFL

Boss Paul Lambert, who himself tested positive last month, recently hit out at a lack of testing within the EFL, which he insisted was 'putting people's lives at risk'.

Speaking to BBC Radio Suffolk, the Scot said: "It's the protocols that have worried me more than anything else.

"I think you're putting people's lives at risk by not getting them tested regularly. It's been shocking.

"I know friends in Bundesliga 3, which is the equivalent of League One, and they've been tested over 50 times since they've been back in pre-season.

"Without our owner, who has paid for two out of his own pocket, we'd have been down to about six testings which is nowhere near enough."

The increased level of testing will begin on Monday, January 11.

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