Oldham boss Kewell tests positive, Scunthorpe affected

Oldham boss Harry Kewell offers tested positive for coronavirus, whilst Scunthorpe have also been affected.

The Irons announced an un-named player has tested positive for your virus and they are awaiting a result regarding assistant manager Mark Lillis.

Kewell developed symptoms in the weekend and has been absent through Latics training since, the membership announced, with his positive test outcome meaning he must self-isolate for the further 10 days.

The club statement on Tuesday mid-day read: “Oldham Athletic can confirm that will assistant head coach Alan Maybury will take charge of tonight’s sport (against Carlisle) on the touchline following a positive test for Covid-19 returned today for Harry Kewell.

“The head coach will continue to self-isolate for a period of week after feeling unwell towards the finish of the weekend. He was consequently re-tested yesterday, but was not existing at training since developing signs and symptoms.

“Following consultation using the EFL, the game this evening will carry on as planned with a 7pm kick-off. ”

Kewell will likely miss the upcoming games towards Port Vale and Southend whilst isolating.

Scunthorpe may also be under makeshift management at Cheltenham, with under-23 manager Russ Wilcox in charge on the touchline as Lillis awaits his test result, that the club said has been delayed with a testing backlog.

Supervisor Neil Cox is also self-isolating previously being in close contact with Lillis, whilst a club statement added: “Meanwhile, one of our players has examined positive for COVID-19. We request that their request for privacy plus confidentiality are respected at this time.

“Due to coming into near contact with that player, another person in the squad will also have to self-isolate. ”

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