Coronavirus update – Stoke City trip to Reading back in doubt



Stoke City could yet find themselves without a fixture at Reading tomorrow.

The game appeared to have been given the all clear in the wake of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Downing Street statement yesterday.

But then it emerged that several people within the game, not least Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, had tested positive for coronavirus.

The Premier League then announced last night that it would be meeting today via video phone to review the situation.

And it has now emerged that the EFL will also be meeting to discuss the possible postponement of this weekend’s games.

BBC sports editor Dan Roan tweeted this morning: “The EFL Board will meet this morning `to make a decision on this weekend’s fixtures and beyond.’”

He also says the Premier League is considering a postponement of games over the next week to lead up to the two-week international break.

If that were to happen in the EFL, that would mean Stoke’s games against Reading, Middlesbrough and Wigan being put back.





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