Derby's clash with Rotherham postponed due to coronavirus outbreak less than TWO HOURS before kick-off

Derby's clash with Rotherham postponed due to coronavirus outbreak less than TWO HOURS before kick-off

January 20, 2022

DERBY'S game against Rotherham has been postponed following a coronavirus outbreak.

It was confirmed just hours before kick-off that a member of Rotherham's squad had tested positive.

A number of players in their first-team bubble are also said to be showing symptoms of Covid-19.

A statement from Rotherham read: "Rotherham United can confirm that this afternoon's Sky Bet fixture against Derby County has been postponed following a positive test of Covid-19 for a member of Paul Warne's squad, with further players within the first-team bubble showing symptoms of the virus at present.

"Following conversations with the EFL and the subsequent medical advice provided by them and that of our own club doctors, the club have taken the decision to request a postponement to the fixture which has been approved by EFL.

"The game which was set to take place at AESSEAL New York Stadium on Saturday 19th December 2020 will now be rearranged.

"The EFL have sanctioned the postponement of the fixture as a matter of player safety, which of course remains paramount to both ourselves and Derby County."

Rotherham's players and staff will now be required to self-isolate.

Derby had hoped to continue their unbeaten run when they faced The Millers.

Wayne Rooney's side, who are 22nd in the table, are unbeaten in their last six games.

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The Rams will return to action on Boxing Day against Preston at Pride Park Stadium.

At this week's pre-match press conference, Rooney outlined his intentions to become Derby's permanent boss.

The former Manchester United forward said: "I believe in my own ability to manage this club, I want to manage this club."

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