Early last week, two Tranmere players tested positive for the new crown. The two players are in good health and are currently in self-isolation. Players who have been in close contact with them are also self-isolating. Plus some players were called up by the national team. Tranmere has 10 first-team players who were unable to play in the away game against Salford City last weekend. The club is in active contact with the English Football League (EFL) officials, hoping to postpone the game. But because the club did not get a medical statement to prove that it would be dangerous to continue the game, the EFL stated that if the game does not proceed normally, Tranmere will be deducted 15 points.
上周初，两名Tranmere球员为新桂冠测试呈阳性。两亚博体彩网名球员身体健康，目前处于自我隔离状态。一直与他们保持密切联系的球员也在自我隔离。再加上一些球员被国家队召集。特兰米尔（Tranmere）有10名一线队球员，上周末在与索尔亚博体彩网福德城（Salford City）的客场比赛中无法参赛。俱乐部与英格兰足球联赛（EFL）官员保持着积极联系，希望推迟比赛。但是由于俱乐部没有得到医学证明来证明继续比赛是危险的，因此EFL指出，如果比赛不能正常进行，则将扣除Tranmere 15分。
In this case, Tranmere had no choice but to dispatch a disabled team last weekend, and only 16 players arrived in Salford City to compete. After falling behind 0-2 in the first half, he stubbornly tied the score and drew the opponent away.
On the evening of October 12, local time, the club officials made the latest response.
EFL said Tranmere contacted them once in the last week to inquire about U21 players. In fact, the club communicated with the EFL every day of the last week about the situation of the club's first team being affected by the new crown epidemic, and even contacted the EFL many times on some days.
The EFL notified the club that if the game on Saturday does not go on normally, the EFL will investigate and the team may face penalties.
The EFL claims that other teams affected by the new crown epidemic have postponed the game because of medical statements. Tranmere did not get such a statement.
Prior to this, Leiden Orient was unable to participate in the League Cup with Tottenham because of players infected with the new crown. In the end, Leiden Oriental was directly eliminated.
In this case, Tranmere did not want to risk being punished, so he had to bite the bullet and compete.
The club believes that for teams affected by the new crown, EFL officials should have clear regulations, rather than being ambiguous like this. In this way, the EFL is encouraging teams not to test players for the new crown or violate the self-isolation regulations.
This is not only related to Tranmere, other teams may also face this problem in the future.
Tranmere expressed disappointment at the EFL's attitude.