Aston Villa Women postpone next two matches against Bristol and Chelsea after unnamed player tests positive for Covid-19
- Aston Villa women’s next two games have been called off due to coronavirus
- Several squad members are self-isolating after one player tested positive
- The club moved from their Bodymoor Heath training base before lockdown
Aston Villa Women have called off their next two matches after an unnamed player tested positive for coronavirus.
The club revealed on Friday that their Super League fixtures against Bristol City – due to have taken place tomorrow/on Sunday – and Chelsea, on October 17, would be rearranged.
Sportsmail understands that just prior to lockdown, Villa’s women began training at a new location away from the main Bodymoor Heath base, which is where Dean Smith’s first-team squad prepare for matches. There is not thought to have been any recent contact between the men’s and women’s teams.
The club said on Friday that their WSL games against Bristol and Chelsea would not go ahead
A Villa statement read: ‘Aston Villa Women can confirm that a member of our first-team squad has tested positive for COVID-19.
‘Several other members of the squad will also enter a period of self-isolation. Due to these developments, we have since agreed with the FA to postpone our next two fixtures, against Bristol City (October 11th) and Chelsea (October 17th). Aston Villa’s main priority is the health and safety of our players, staff, and opponents.’
Villa’s women have played three league fixtures this season, losing them all.
Aston Villa women have called off their next two matches following a positive Covid-19 test