Championship duo test positive for COVID-19 as Sheffield Wednesday look to return

Two Championship players/staff have tested positive for COVID-19 as Sheffield Wednesday and Co. prepare to return to training.

Sunday, 24th May 2020, 2:36 pm

It was confirmed by the English Football League today that, after 1014 players and staff were tested in the last 72 hours, there have been two individuals that have tested positive.

While there has been – and won’t be – confirmation from the league with regards to who the individuals are or what club they are from, it has been explained that they will now head into self-isolation.

A statement from the league read as follows, “The EFL can confirm that 1014 players and Club staff from all 24 Championship Clubs have been tested for COVID-19 over the course of the last 72 hours, with two individuals testing positive from one Club.

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“Those players or Club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate in line with the guidelines provided by the EFL and only those who have tested negative will be permitted to enter training ground facilities.

“The EFL will continue to make regular and relevant announcements as appropriate in respect of the testing programme to support competition integrity and transparency.

“No specific details as to Clubs or individuals will be provided by the League.”

The Star understands that Garry Monk's side have been given a clean bill of health and plan to return to training tomorrow as originally planned, with the league hoping to get back up and running again in mid-June.

Two Championship players/staff have tested positive for Coronavirus. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)