We are disappointed to confirm that our Boxing Day fixture with Liverpool has been postponed following five new positive COVID cases within the first-team squad and staff. All of the cases we have experienced are asymptomatic which we believe is due to our high vaccine take up.
The positive cases, combined with our well documented injury issues, means that we would not have enough recognised first-team players to meet the Premier League requirements for the fixture.
The training ground at Thorp Arch will be closed for a period of two days on the advice of Public Health England.
We would like to thank the Premier League for the support and advice they have provided during this period.
All tickets and official travel booked for the Liverpool game will be valid for the rearranged date, further details to be announced in due course.