The English Football League, EFL, has confirmed 19 games this weekend have been postponed due to COVID-19 Omicron variant outbreaks at clubs.
This is coming less than 24 hours after the Premier League confirmed five games have been called off this weekend and the EFL has now followed suit with a statement on Friday.
The statement read, “In total, 19 games have been postponed for this weekend’s round of EFL fixtures due to a rise in COVID-19 cases at Clubs, with rearrangements to be confirmed in due course.
“Throughout the pandemic, supporting the health and safety of players, staff and supporters has been the EFL’s primary priority, and supporting the wellbeing of the country with the rise of the Omicron variant is vital.
“To help protect players, yesterday the EFL moved to implement a regime of enhanced training ground protocols, and increased testing, alongside encouraging all eligible players and staff to get fully vaccinated and a booster jab to help protect colleagues and minimize the risk of fixtures being postponed.”
Below are the games that were postponed:
Cardiff City vs Derby County
Coventry City vs Stoke City
Millwall vs Preston
QPR vs Swansea City
Reading vs Luton Town
AFC Wimbledon vs Portsmouth
Bolton Wanderers vs Wycombe Wanderers
Burton vs MK Dons
Gillingham vs Crewe Alexandra
Lincoln City vs Doncaster Rovers
Sheffield Wednesday vs Accrington Stanley
Carlisle United vs Bradford City
Colchester United vs Hartlepool United
Crawley Town vs Oldham Athletic
Forest Green Rovers vs Mansfield Town
Northampton Town vs Barrow
Port Vale vs Exeter City
Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers
Swindon Town vs Walsall