The FAI Cup quarter-final between Sligo Rovers and Derry City has been postponed for a second time following another outbreak of Covid-19 within the Candystripes camp.

The match will now take place on Wednesday 25 November at 7.30pm. 

It was originally due to be played on 1 November but was postponed following an unspecified number of cases at the club earlier that week.

That saw the entire Derry first team squad and staff have a 14-day period of self-isolation, until 6 November, following the positive tests.

Derry returned to league action on 7 November after an FAI's Disciplinary Committee decided not to punish them over the unilateral postponement of a fixture with Shamrock Rovers.

They were allowed to play the game instead of a walkover being granted to the Dublin side.

Derry were permitted a delay on the FAI Cup game as there were sufficient dates to play the Sligo game.

The international window then saw the game pushed back to 20 November.

Earlier this week, the FAI Cup semi-finals were pushed back to 29 November to facilitate Dundalk as they have a packed fixture schedule due to the Europa League.

That has allowed for the Cup quarter-final between Sligo and Derry to be moved to next week following a second outbreak.

The semi-finals will remain on 29 November, with the winner of Sligo-Derry set to meet the winner of Friday's clash between Finn Harps or Shamrock Rovers.

It puts the winner of the Sligo-Derry clash at a disadvantage as they will have four days less rest than Harps or the Hoops.

In the other semi-final, Athlone Town will face Bohemians or Dundalk, who also meet on Friday.