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16 December 2021

Club News


16 December 2021

BURTON Albion’s Sky Bet League One fixture versus MK Dons on Saturday 18th December has been postponed.

The clubs informed the EFL that they would be unable to fulfil the fixture at the Pirelli Stadium due to a number of positive COVID-19 cases in their squads.

In light of the increased transmission rate of the Omicron variant, the EFL will now review the circumstances surrounding the postponement.

In addition, it will assist affected clubs throughout this challenging period to help them mitigate against the risk of infection amongst players and staff, while ensuring their obligations to the EFL regulations are maintained.

A rearranged date for the fixture will be confirmed in due course.

Burton Albion Chairman Ben Robinson added: “Burton Albion’s first team squad test regularly and have had some positives returned.

“Therefore, all the first team squad and staff will be at home until Tuesday when they will report back for a new round of testing. At this stage we fully expect to be ready to play our away game at Sheffield Wednesday on Boxing Day and our home games against Bolton Wanderers on December 29 and Crewe Alexandra on New Year’s Day.

“The playing operation is separate from all other activities at the Pirelli Stadium, which continues to operate as normal. All club staff are tested and are all negative.

“All tickets purchased for the MK Dons game will be valid for the rearranged fixture which will be announced in due course. Once the new date is announced, anyone unable to attend can ask for a refund.

“We will be contacting hospitality guests about their bookings.

“All other events at the Pirelli Stadium will continue as planned.

“We thank everyone for their patience and understanding.”


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