Tomorrow's SSE Airtricity League match between Sligo Rovers and Waterford has been postponed after one of the Waterford players displayed "Covid-19-type symptoms", the FAI has said. 

"The player did not train and Waterford FC suspended the training session and the player will now undergo a Covid-19 test," the FAI said in a statement.

"As a result of this suspected case, the SSE Airtricity League has postponed Tuesday night's game pending the result of the player's test.

"The player in question did not play against Shelbourne on Saturday but did travel with the squad. The FAI’s medical team will now review all aspects of this case before making any further decisions."

A statement from Waterford said: "At 8:45am this morning (Monday, 3 August), a player from our senior team reported to the club doctor with flu-like symptoms and has been sent for testing immediately.


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"We are awaiting the results of the test, however, until the results of the test are known, the club will cease all operations including training and staff meetings.

"Our Covid-19 management team will work in conjunction with the FAI and HSE to ensure that every precaution possible is taken.

"This may not be a confirmed case and we do not wish to cause any unwanted concern, however, the safety of the players, staff and public are of the utmost importance and for that reason, we will not be traveling to Sligo for our Tuesday fixture.

"We will continue to keep the public and media fully informed via our social media channels."

Waterford, under new boss John Sheridan, began their restarted Premier Division campaign with a 1-0 win over Shelbourne on Saturday, while Sligo beat Derry City 2-0 on Friday. 

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