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Luton Town's Boxing Day clash with Bristol City becomes the SEVENTH Championship game called off

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Luton Town’s Boxing Day clash with Bristol City becomes the SEVENTH Championship game set for this weekend to be called off due to coronavirus after the hosts reported an outbreak in their squad


Luton Town’s Championship fixture with Bristol City on Boxing Day has been called off after the Hatters reported a number of Covid cases in their squad. 

This means seven out of the ten second tier fixtures planned for the day after Christmas have now been postponed due to Covid.

Luton told supporters on Christmas Day that they could not fulfil a squad for Sunday’s match set for Kenilworth Road – and received permission from the EFL to push back the game.

A statement from the Hatters read: ‘We are sorry to inform supporters that the Hatters’ Boxing Day fixture against Bristol City has been postponed. 

‘The postponement is due to a number of positive COVID-19 cases within the Town playing squad, meaning the fixture cannot be fulfilled.’

Luton Town's Championship clash at home to Bristol City on Boxing Day has been called off due to coronavirus

Luton Town’s Championship clash at home to Bristol City on Boxing Day has been called off due to coronavirus

As of Saturday afternoon, just three Championship matches are due to be played on Boxing Day, with Middlesbrough hosting Nottingham Forest, Blackpool travelling to Huddersfield and Hull taking on Blackburn. 

Wayne Rooney’s Derby are due to take on West Brom on December 27, while QPR host Bournemouth on the same day, subject to any further postponements. 

Luton will now not play until the New Year after their clash with Swansea on December 29 was postponed after the south Wales side reported a Covid outbreak in their squad. 

Nathan Jones’ side are next due to play on January 1 against high-flying Coventry City away from home. 

More to follow. 

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