Cardiff City player in self-isolation after Leeds United clash is postponed over coronavirus fears

The Whites were due to take on the Bluebirds on Sunday lunchtime

By Joe Urquhart
Saturday, 14th March 2020, 6:45 am
Cardiff City head coach Neil Harris. (Image: Getty)
Cardiff City head coach Neil Harris. (Image: Getty)

Cardiff City head coach Neil Harris has confirmed that one member of his playing squad is in self-isolation as a precaution amid coronavirus fears.

The EFL halted all matches until at least April 3 on Friday morning at an emergency board meeting after English football was hit by several cases during the current outbreak.

High profile cases have included Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi so far.

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A Bluebirds staff member is also spending time away from the club, Harris revealed: "We have had a member of staff and one of our players in isolation at the moment just as a matter of precaution.

"Not a positive test, just a precaution. We are fully aware, as I think most other teams are at the moment, that the danger is out there.

"So we abide by the rules and the decision of the EFL."

Leeds United were due to travel to South Wales this weekend in Championship action but have seen the Sunday lunchtime kick-off postponed.

The Whites now have at least a three week break until they are due to be back in action having seen games against Fulham and Luton Town at Elland Road postponed also.

Marcelo Bielsa's side are currently due to travel to Blackburn Rovers on Friday, April 3 but doubts have been cast by senior figures in the game over whether football will be able to continue so quickly.