Rotherham United: Covid-19 cases force Brentford & Luton games to be postponed

Brentford Community Stadium
Brentford and Rotherham will now face each other at the Community Stadium at the end of April

Rotherham United's next two Championship fixtures at Brentford and Luton Town have been postponed after positive Covid-19 tests at the Millers.

Players and staff affected will be required to self-isolate in line with government and EFL guidance.

Rotherham had been due to travel to Brentford on Saturday before then playing Luton on Tuesday.

The match at Brentford's Community Stadium has been rearranged for Tuesday, 27 April at 19:00 BST.

A revised date for the match at Kenilworth Road has yet to be confirmed.

Rotherham have closed their Roundwood training ground and the circumstances surrounding the two postponements will be subject to an EFL investigation.

It is the second time this season that Rotherham have recorded a Covid-19 outbreak at the club. They had to postpone fixtures against Derby County and Middlesbrough in December following a number of positive tests.

The latest outbreak comes after the most recent set of EFL testing figures, released on Tuesday, recorded the lowest number of positive cases since twice-weekly testing began at all 72 clubs in early January.

Only two positive cases were returned from 5,856 players and club staff who were tested between 22 and 28 February.

Since those figures were confirmed, Rotherham beat Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough on Wednesday.

The Millers are third from bottom, three points adrift of safety, but with two games in hand on Birmingham City in 21st.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich35237551252676
2Watford35199746242266
3Swansea33198643241965
4Brentford34189761362563
5Reading351861149371260
6Barnsley34176114237557
7Bournemouth351511950341656
8Cardiff351591153351854
9Middlesbrough35148134138350
10Stoke351212114139248
11Millwall35101693433146
12Bristol City35143183648-1245
13Preston35135173945-644
14Luton34128142840-1244
15Blackburn34127154839943
16QPR331110123439-543
17Nottm Forest351010152834-640
18Huddersfield35108173951-1238
19Derby34108162538-1338
20Coventry35911153246-1438
21Birmingham35811162643-1735
22Rotherham3295183543-832
23Sheff Wed3497182443-1928
24Wycombe3458212357-3423
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