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Reading's game with Luton Town postponed due to coronavirus after 'significant number' of positive PCR tests

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This weekend’s Sky Bet Championship clash between Reading and Luton Town at the Select Car Leasing Stadium has been postponed.

The Royals released a statement on their website following the return of a significant number of positive PCR tests within the football club.

Saturday’s fixture with Luton was due to coincide with the club’s 150th celebrations, but plans are on hold until Saturday, February 12, for when they host Coventry City.

Reading FC will not play this weekend
Reading FC will not play this weekend

They have announced that all tickets will be switched to this game, should fans opt not to claim a refund, while a rearranged date for the Luton game will be announced in due course.

A statement on the club’s website said: “We are very disappointed to announce that this weekend’s Sky Bet Championship fixture between Reading Football Club and Luton Town has been suspended.

“The club informed the EFL this morning that, following the return of a significant number of positive PCR tests within our first team and Under-23 squads, we are unable to field a team capable of fulfilling the fixture on Saturday.

“In light of the increased rate of transmissions from the Omicron variant of COVID-19, the EFL will review the circumstances surrounding the postponement and work with affected clubs to assist them throughout this challenging period.

“We apologise unreservedly for the inconvenience and disappointment this causes to both home and away supporters, who were understandably looking forward to attending this fixture.

“However, the health, safety and welfare of our players, coaching team and club staff remains of paramount importance and our primary concern now is to ensure the swift and full recovery of those affected.”

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