Norwich player tests positive for coronavirus and will miss tie against Southampton

Norwich player tests positive for coronavirus and will miss tie against Southampton

- Norwich will have to do with one of their players when they face Southampton on Friday, June 19

- This follows report that the unnamed player has tested positive for coronavirus and must now be on self-isolation

- Norwich are currently bottom of the Premier League table and are six points away from safety

An unidentified Norwich player has tested positive for COVID-19 as two out of the 1,200 players and club staff who gave samples on Thursday and Friday, came out positive.

According to a statement on Norwich website, the player will now miss the club’s Project Restart opener against Southampton on Friday, June 19.

The Norwich statement read: “In line with the Premier League’s protocols, the player will now self-isolate for seven days before being tested again.

“The player must return a negative test result before resuming training.

“The club will not name the player and asks that his request for privacy and confidentiality are respected at this time.”

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However, the news could come as a bit of scare for Tottenham as they recently faced Norwich City in a friendly game which they lost 2-1.

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Norwich player tests positive for coronavirus and will miss tie against Southampton

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And reports claim the unnamed Norwich player featured in the game at Tottenham.

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But a Tottenham insider has said: “The Norwich player has confirmed he had no ‘close contacts’ with our team and our squad verified this.”

The second case aside that of the Norwich player is yet to be identified.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a supercomputer has predicted the final outcome of the Premier League table ahead of the resumption of the 2019/20 campaign.

The EPL has been on suspension since March following the global outbreak of coronavirus pandemic that also affected a number of sporting activities.

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But with the league set to return this June, preparations among clubs are in top gear as teams look to finish the season on a high.

With the winner of the title all but settled, the actual battleground has been shifted to the race for the top four.

A number of teams including Arsenal, Spurs, Wolves and Sheffield United are all looking to seal a European place.

But Chelsea, who sit fourth and Man United seem to be the two teams who could go head-to-head for a slot in the Champions League, with only three points separating the two sides.

And according to a survey by betting firm Sporting Index, fans are in for a thrilling battling that could see a number of top teams suffer an upset.

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