As a result of one of our first team squad players contracting COVID-19, our fixture away at Cheltenham Town, scheduled for Saturday 26th September has been postponed.
In line with medical advice received from the EFL, our own medical team and in line with Government guidelines, all players will now face a period of self-isolation at home.
The club did consider testing the squad today however, the medical advice received was that such testing would be of no effect as the incubation period of the virus being a minimum of five days, with the squad last being in contact with the player three days ago.
In addition, we have received confirmation from the EFL that match passes purchased for tomorrow’s fixture will be valid for the fixture when it is rearranged. A revised date for the rearranged fixture will be confirmed in due course.
The health and well-being the staff and players of both Grimsby Town and Cheltenham Town is of paramount importance and overrides all other considerations.
We would like to wish the player a speedy recovery.