Bolton’s match at home to Morecambe tomorrow has been postponed after our opponents had an outbreak of coronavirus.
While League One’s fixture list had been decimated over the last week or so, League Two’s festive fixtures have been largely unaffected. A full card was played on Boxing Day and our game is, so far at least, the only one to be called off from the midweek slate.
Morecambe haven’t revealed how many players have been affected as such but they have closed their training ground for 10 days – meaning their games against us and Bradford will have to be re-arranged, while the planned re-opening of their facilities come just three days before they travel to Chelsea for an FA Cup tie.
It’s a small surprise we’ve actually got to near the half-way point of the season and not had a COVID cancellation until now – especially with the way things are deteriorating generally it might be something we’ll have to get used to for the next couple of months at least. The one upside for us is now we have a full week to prepare for the home game against Crawley, and hopefully, the affected Morecambe players and/or staff make a speedy recovery.