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Grimsby call off two more fixtures after positive COVID-19 case

(Reuters) - Grimsby Town’s next two fixtures have been postponed as players and staff self-isolate after a recent positive COVID-19 test, the English Football League Two (fourth-tier) club said.

Grimsby were due to host Bradford City in a League Two match on Saturday followed by a trip on Tuesday to Hull City for an EFL Trophy fixture.

Grimsby’s game at Cheltenham Town last Saturday was postponed after a first-team player tested positive for COVID-19.

New dates for the games will be announced later, the north-east Lincolnshire club said.

The English Football League in a statement said it would investigate the circumstances surrounding the postponements.

Reporting by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru; Editing by Christopher Cushing