The third-round match scheduled for Saturday had to be postponed before the fourth round.
Shrewsbury Town face losing their place in the FA Cup after their third-round match against Southampton was postponed due to a series of positive coronavirus tests. The Professional Matches Committee of the Football Association will meet early next week to determine if it is possible to reschedule the game. In a letter to clubs last Friday, however, the FA emphasized that matches must go ahead if all teams have 14 fit, registered players available – and if a club needs to postpone a match, it is possible that the Professional Matches Committee will allocate the match to the opposition. Manchester City v West Ham WSL match cancelled after positive Covid 19 testContinue ReadingThe developments at Shrewsbury came to light shortly before Aston Villa’s cup tie against Liverpool on Friday was called into question after Villa’s first-team squad was forced into self-isolation due to a Covid outbreak at the club. In a statement on its website, Shrewsbury said that the club “reluctantly” had to inform the FA that he could not play “after medical advice was given to the club that it would be unsafe to play the game.” “No training has taken place since last week and the club has closed our Sundorne Castle training ground for 10 days,” it added. [Shropshire] Public Health endorsed this decision and our actions. “This decision and our actions have been supported by [Shropshire] Public Health. ” “To make matters worse for Shrewsbury, as the English Football Association (FA) wants all third round games to be completed before the start of the fourth round on January 23, there is a very tight window for the game.
This week, all 64 clubs underwent testing in the third round and the Football League is expected to reveal the results on Friday morning. Derby, who this week had a range of positive Covid 19 tests, is expected to pick a squad of U23 and U18 players for the Chorley game on Saturday.