Oxford vs Wigan POSTPONED after mass Covid outbreak with seven of hosts' team testing positive for coronavirus

OXFORD'S clash against Wigan has been postponed after a Covid outbreak in the hosts' team.

The League One clash was scheduled to kick off at 3pm today.

But a new date will now be arranged after SEVEN Oxford players tested positive for coronavirus.

The U's said in a statement: "Oxford's League 1 game at Wigan Athletic this afternoon has been postponed after seven of United’s players felt unwell overnight and received positive lateral flow tests this morning.

"Following consultation between the club, the EFL and Wigan Athletic, the game was called off and a new date will be arranged.

"The players involved will return to Oxford away from the main group of players."

Wigan have assured fans that tickets bought for the match will be eligible for the rearranged clash, and are also offering refunds.

The Latics are second in League One and two points behind Plymouth with a game in hand.

Oxford are sixth after three wins in their last four games.

The match is not the only one affected by Covid this weekend.

Newcastle will be without manager Eddie Howe for his first game in charge after he tested positive.

The former Bournemouth boss will keep an eye on things from a HOTEL room and needs to self-isolate for ten days.

However, Howe will FaceTime every player individually before the Brentford clash and will be in 'constant communication' with assistants Jason Tindall and Graeme Jones at St James' Park.

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