Aston Villa’s first-team training session cancelled ahead of Friday’s FA Cup clash at home to Liverpool; “Large number” of Villa first-team players and staff have tested positive for Covid-19; Talks ongoing with FA and Premier League
Aston Villa have been forced to close their Bodymoor Heath training ground after a “significant” coronavirus outbreak at the club.
Villa say a “large number” of their first-team players and staff have tested positive and first-team training has been cancelled ahead of Friday’s FA Cup tie at home to Liverpool.
In a statement on Thursday, Villa said: “A large number of first team players and staff returned positive tests after being routinely tested on Monday and immediately went into isolation.
“A second round of testing was carried out immediately and produced more positive results today.
“First team training ahead of tomorrow’s FA Cup match with Liverpool was cancelled.
“Discussions are ongoing between medical representatives of the Club, the Football Association and the Premier League.”
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