One rescheduled but Rotherham United could be forced into four matches in a week

Rotherham face the prospect of having to play four games in a week as their latest coronavirus outbreak grips the squad.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 5:47 pm
Rotherham United manager Paul Warne and his side are facing a fixture backlog

Having seen games against Brentford and Luton called off, Saturday's clash with Coventry has also been canned after several more positive cases of Covid-19 within the club.

It was revealed yesterday that the match against Luton will now be played on Tuesday, May 4.

With regards to the others, a club statement said: “The club remain in contact with Coventry City in regards to arranging a new date for the game which was set to take place this weekend, but was also called off as a result of the recent positive test results at Rotherham United.”

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Despite a bout of the virus hitting the camp before Christmas – which saw two games called off – a sizeable number of the squad are understood to be infected.

Saturday's postponement against the Sky Blues leaves the Millers with a scheduling headache to overcome.

There is only one free midweek in the calendar, but they have two games to rearrange, so they face the prospect of having to play a game on a Tuesday and a Thursday, bookended by matches on either weekend.

Boss Paul Warne had floated the idea of playing in the international break at the end of the month, but it seems unlikely that Luton or Coventry would agree to that.

For now, their biggest concern is getting everyone healthy and back in training before their next scheduled game against Watford next Tuesday.