Shrewsbury Town's FA Cup game at Southampton called off due to Covid-19 cases, FA confirms
Shrewsbury Town will be unable to face Southampton in the third round of the FA Cup as planned after reporting a "significant" widespread coronavirus outbreak among their squad. The two sides were due to face one another on Saturday but the FA has confirmed tha the match will not take place, with a decision to be made about the fixture's status.
A general view of the Montgomery Waters Meadow stadium during the Sky Bet League One match between Shrewsbury Town and Blackpool at Montgomery Waters Meadow on December 29, 2020 in Shrewsbury, England.
Southampton's FA Cup third round match against Shrewsbury Town will not take place as scheduled on Saturday after the third tier team reported several Covid-19 cases in their squad, the Football Association (FA) announced on Thursday.
Shrewsbury informed the FA that due to the "significant number" of cases among players and staff, they did not have enough fit players who were not in self-isolation to fulfil the fixture against the Premier League side.
"Shrewsbury Town FC provided the FA with details of the medical advice it had received and its communications with local Public Health England and liaised with the FA's Covid Medical Officer for the FA Cup," the FA said in a statement.