Second game off for Covid-hit Rotherham United

ROTHERHAM United's fixture schedule suffered new disruption this evening as a second match was postponed because of a coronavirus outbreak in the Millers camp.
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Four hours after tomorrow's Championship trip to Brentford was ruled out, the club announced that Tuesday's visit to Luton Town was also off.

Several players and staff have been hit by the virus and are self-isolating and the Roundwood training ground has been shut down.

The Brentford match will now take place on Tuesday April 27, kick-off 7pm, while a date has yet to be set for the Hatters clash.

Rotherham's latest statement said: "We have remained in close contact with the EFL and medical professionals on the matter since learning of the outbreak and it is with their advice taken into consideration that the decision has been reached to postpone the game at Kenilworth Road."

The Millers have been hit by Covid already this season and were forced to call off December games Derby County and Middlesbrough when several of their group contracted the virus.

Manager Paul Warne has said he would prefer to see the league campaign extended rather than his team have to play too many rearranged games in a short space of time.

The EFL have sanctioned both of today's postponements.