Aston Villa head coach Steven Gerrard will miss the membership’s subsequent two Premier League video games after testing optimistic for Covid-19, the membership introduced on Saturday. “Aston Villa can verify Head Coach Steven Gerrard will probably be unable to attend our subsequent two Premier League matches with Chelsea and Leeds United as he will probably be isolating after testing optimistic for COVID-19,” the membership tweeted. Gerrard will miss the Boxing Day recreation at residence to Chelsea and Tuesday’s go to to Leeds, if that recreation goes forward.
Aston Villa’s final recreation, at residence to Burnley, was postponed shortly earlier than kick-off on December 18 after a coronavirus outbreak within the Villa camp.
Three of Sunday’s scheduled Premier League video games have been known as off, together with the Leeds go to to Liverpool, due to a Covid outbreak and harm issues on the Yorkshire membership. That places a query mark over Villa’s match at Elland Street on December 28 will probably be performed.
On Wednesday, Gerrard mentioned it will be a “nightmare” if his membership needed to sort out two matches in two days with simply 14 gamers out there. Everybody on the membership was anxious about potential an infection, he added.
“We had a state of affairs on the weekend the place one of many gamers was reluctant to get out of his automotive as a result of he had some signs and he is obtained a younger household, and you’ll completely perceive his view in his state of affairs,” Gerrard mentioned.
“No-one desires to get this virus. Everybody desires to guard their very own households. That is our job and your precedence is at all times going to be your loved ones, after all it’s.”
In complete, 25 Boxing Day video games throughout the highest 4 divisions of English soccer have been postponed after two extra Soccer League matches have been known as off.
Luton’s match at residence to Bristol Metropolis grew to become the seventh postponed Championship fixture, whereas Carlisle’s residence League Two match with Rochdale has additionally been postponed.
Luton and Carlisle have each reported Covid outbreaks of their squads.
Solely 10 video games within the three decrease divisions are nonetheless as a consequence of go forward on Boxing Day.
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