Derry City have escaped sanction for failing to fulfil their fixture against Shamrock Rovers, which has been rescheduled to this Saturday.

The entire final round of SSE Airtricity League Premier Division games has moved to Monday as a result.

Last Wednesday, the Candystripes announced that their game against the newly crowned League of Ireland champions, set for the following day in Tallaght, would not go ahead as one of their players and a backroom team member had tested positive for coronavirus.

The Football Association of Ireland responded by saying the matter would be referred to its FAI's Disciplinary Committee. 

That committee has now decided that no punishment for unilaterally calling off the game is warranted.

An FAI statement said: "Following Derry City's failure to fulfil the scheduled SSE Airtricity League fixture against Shamrock Rovers on October 28th, the Independent Disciplinary Committee of the Football Association of Ireland has today ruled that no sanctions will be imposed on the club.

"The charge was brought in accordance with FAI rules after a COVID-19 outbreak and the decision of the Northern Ireland Public Health Agency to stand down their first team squad, left Derry City unable to fulfil the fixture.

"The Shamrock Rovers v Derry City game has now been rescheduled for this Saturday, November 7th, at Tallaght Stadium with a 3pm kick-off time.

"Consequently, the final series of games in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division will now place next Monday night, November 9th, with all five games kicking-off at 7.30pm."