Sheffield United have announced that “a number” of individuals are self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19.
The Blades, who face Burnley in the Premier League on Tuesday evening, said in a statement: “Sheffield United can confirm the club recorded a number of positive coronavirus tests after the latest round of testing.
“Due to medical confidentiality, the club will not be revealing the names of those who have been affected.
“The individuals who have tested positive have now entered into a period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and Government guidelines.”
The news came hours after the Premier League had revealed 18 positive tests in the latest round of checks.
The United statement continued: “Earlier today, the Premier League confirmed 18 positive coronavirus tests – the highest figure of the season so far.
“Everyone at Sheffield United would like to extend our best wishes to our colleagues and wish them a speedy recovery.”
Burnley game going ahead
Despite the news, the Blades have confirmed that the game against Burnley will go ahead as planned.
United are currently bottom of the table, 11 points behind Tuesday’s opponents, who occupy the last spot outside the relegation zone.
Chris Wilder’s side have not won any of their opening 15 games. The news will therefore be a big blow to them at a critical point of the season.