WANDERERS’ home game against Morecambe has been postponed after an outbreak of Covid-19 in the opposition camp.

The EFL has confirmed that the Shrimps’ next two fixtures, against Bolton and Bradford City, have now been shelved as club staff and players go into self-isolation in line with government guidance.

A statement read: “Morecambe’s next two Sky Bet League Two fixtures have been suspended.

“The club has advised the EFL it is unable to fulfil the fixtures due to an outbreak of Coviud-19, with players and first team staff required to self-isolate in line with EFL and government guidance.

“As a result, the upcoming fixtures with Bolton Wanderers and Bradford City, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, December 29, and Saturday, January 2, respectively, have been suspended and the circumstances surrounding the postponements will now be the subject of an investigation in accordance with EFL regulations.

“Revised dates for the rearranged fixtures will be confirmed in due course.”

Morecambe also posted an update on their official website, with football secretary and director Mick Horton adding: "It is very disappointing that we have had to make this decision but the welfare of our players, staff and opponents remains the number one priority and following detailed conversations with the relevant authorities we have also decided to close our training ground for 10 days as well. On behalf of the club I wish all those affected a swift and speedy recovery.’’