Manchester City reported that the coronavirus had been tested positive by two more players and a staff member. The new members of the squad to be impacted by the latest Covid 19 outbreak at the club are Scott Carson and 18-year-old midfielder Cole Palmer and are now being isolated.
This takes the number of City players who have tested positive since Christmas Day to eight. NEWS | We can confirm that COVID-19 has been tested positive by Scott Carson, Cole Palmer and a member of staff. “#ManCity | https://t.co/axa0klD5rehttps://t.co/HlU0alDdjW- Manchester City (@ManCity) January 6, 2021 The club’s statement read, “Manchester City FC can confirm that Scott Carson, Cole Palmer and a staff member tested positive for Covid-19. “In compliance with the Premier League and UK Government quarantine policy, all individuals will now undergo a period of self-isolation. “Everyone at the club wishes Scott, Cole and all other colleagues a speedy recovery before their return to work, training and competitions.” With one of the other players already separated from first-choice goalkeeper Ederson, news of the positive test of the veteran leaves Carson City without choices at that place for Manchester United’s Carabao Cup semifinal on Wednesday. After coming on in Sunday’s win over Chelsea, Zack Steffen will continue in goal for City (Ian Walton/PA)Zack Steffen will play again. On the bench could be James Trafford, 18, who has been in the Champions League squad so far this season. The Covid-19 outbreak in City forced the postponement of the Premier League match at Everton on Dec. 28 and last weekend left the squad at Stamford Bridge without six players. Besides Ederson, the other players actually isolated are Ferran Torres, Tommy Doyle and Eric Garcia. Their quarantine has now ended with Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus, who tested positive on Christmas Day.