Forest Green Rovers player tests positive for COVID-19 before Stevenage match

In 2017 rovers made history becoming the first ever village side to reach the top four tiers of English football. Credit: ITV West Country

A first-team player at Forest Green Rovers in Gloucestershire has tested positive for COVID-19. Three more first-team players are now self-isolating after being in close contact.

The Nailsworth team tweeted an announcement today. None of the players have been named in order to protect medical records.

In a statement the club said: "The player reported coronavirus symptoms – and subsequently tested positive. However, the players who had close contact tested negative and will adhere to protocols by self-isolating for a 14-day period. To protect medical records, the players will remain anonymous.

"FGR and the EFL have been in dialogue following the positive test - and the Club remain committed to the safety and welfare of our players. 

 Today’s match with Stevenage will go ahead as normal."