Port Vale player isolating with Covid-19 as club tests more of squad



John Askey has revealed another of his Port Vale squad has tested positive for Covid-19.

Vale aren’t revealing the identity of the player at this stage but are testing two players who were closest to the player.

Midfielder Tom Conlon is also currently isolating after a positive test and has sat out the last two games.

Askey said: “A player has come down with Covid overnight. That is the situation.”

He added: “The player in question is not available now for 14 days. The main thing is he doesn’t feel too ill.

“We have tested two lads who were sitting close to the player. We will get the results back some time today or tomorrow. Hopefully they will come back negative and then on (January) 5, the whole of football is being tested for Covid.

“You can see when everyone gets tested there are going to be a lot of games called off. It is what it is. We are just getting on with it and see what happens.”

The possibility of a national football break has been discussed in the media because of the number of players testing positive.

The rest of the squad have trained as normal today but Askey said players are concerned. He explained: “The main thing is safety. The worry the players have is…we have players who are at that age where they have young families, maybe have babies, and then their parents.

“The worry is not for themselves, it is for their families and the affect it has on them mentally.

“Like today, we have come in and we know a player we have been in close proximity with has got Covid.

“He has been with us for the last couple of days. So, you all start to worry then that you might pick it up. But until they say something is going to be done, you have to get on with it.”





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