Teenager James Trafford could be on the bench in the semifinals among the players screened positive by goalkeeper Scott Carson
Manchester City have reported that Covid-19 has tested positive for two more players and another employee. The new players affected are goalkeeper Scott Carson and 18-year-old midfielder Cole Palmer.
City had to do without six other players after they tested positive in last Sunday’s Premier League victory over Chelsea. Colin Bell was not a superstar. He was no superstar, Colin Bell was just a brilliant footballer. With Ederson, the first-choice goalkeeper, already separated, Carson’s positive test leaves City in that position without options for the Carabao Cup semifinal against Manchester United on Wednesday. After his spell at Chelsea, Zack Steffen is likely to play again, while 18-year-old James Trafford, who has been in the Champions League squad already this season, could sit on the bench. The other players who are separated include Ferran Torres, Tommy Doyle and Eric García. Their quarantine was terminated by Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus, who tested positive on Christmas Day. The club said, “Manchester City FC can confirm that Scott Carson, Cole Palmer and a member of staff have tested positive for Covid-19,” “In compliance with the Premier League and UK government quarantine policy, they will now serve a period of self-isolation. “Everyone at the club wishes Scott, Cole and all other colleagues a swift recovery before returning to work, training and competition.”