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Fourth Portsmouth FC player tests positive for coronavirus as squad awaits further results

A fourth Portsmouth FC player has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Haji Mnoga was tested as part of an earlier round of tests at the club.

Speaking on Twitter, he said he and his family are "all well and are following the correct protocol.

James Bolton (L), Sean Raggett (C) and Andy Cannon (R) have all tested positive. Credit: PA

His positive result follows the announcement that Andy Cannon, James Bolton and Sean Raggett were found to have Covid19 in a second batch of test results received by the squad.

The club says they are all self isolating in accordance with government guidelines.

Speaking on Twitter, defender Sean Raggett, who is on loan at the League One Club from Premier League side Norwich, said he was "feeling good now but self isolating so not to spread anything."

The club's chief executive said he received the news on Friday (20 March) night and immediately contacted manager Kenny Jackett, the club's physio and the three players.

He said that all three players were "in good spirits and perfectly calm", adding that they were showing "mild or no symptoms."

Football is not immune from this virus and I can assure you that it only really hits home when those that you know contract it."

– Mark Catlin, Portsmouth FC Chief Exec

Testing was carried out on all first team players and staff after it emerged that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for the virus.

It followed Portsmouth's 2-0 defeat at Fratton Park to the Premier League side in the FA Cup 5th Round.