Latest as Rotherham United’s game off due to COVID just days after Sheffield Wednesday clash

Sheffield Wednesday’s midweek opponents, Rotherham United, have had their next game postponed due to a COVID outbreak at the club.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 2:36 pm

The Owls were beaten 2-1 on Wednesday evening by Paul Warne’s Millers at Hillsborough, but they won’t be able to build on that result this weekend after it was confirmed that their fixture against Brentford will not be going ahead.

Rotherham revealed that they have experienced a number of positive cases, and therefore opted to postpone the fixture until a future date.

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They said on their official website, “Rotherham United can confirm that our upcoming Sky Bet Championship fixture against Brentford on Saturday 6th March 2021 has been postponed following a number of positive tests for Covid-19 within our first-team squad.

“Having consulted with club and EFL doctors and following discussions with Brentford, the club have been advised to postpone Saturday’s clash against the Bees.”

Wednesday had two games postponed earlier in the season due to a COVID outbreak at Middlewood Road where a number of people at the club tested positive, but there have been no suggestions that Rotherham’s situation will affect the Owls.

Like other clubs across the English Football League, Darren Moore’s side are being tested twice a week at present with almost immediate results, and The Star is under the impression that there’s nothing to worry about at this stage.

Sheffield Wednesday's game against Reading is not thought to be at risk. (Zac Goodwin/PA Wire)

Wednesday face Reading at 3pm tomorrow afternoon in Moore’s second game in charge as he looks for his first win since taking over from Neil Thompson.

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