WANDERERS have confirmed that two of their players are now in self-isolation after testing positive for coronavirus in the EFL’s recent mandatory tests.

A total of 112 positive cases were discovered across 66 clubs in the league.

The identity of the two Bolton cases is currently unknown, although the self-isolation period should mean they cannot travel with the squad to Exeter City on Tuesday night.

“The club can confirm that two players tested positive during the testing and immediately went into self-isolation in accordance with the protocols,” a Bolton statement read.

“We wish those players a full a speedy recovery.”

Players will be subject to twice-weekly tests for the duration of the season following the PFA’s agreement to pick up a £5million bill.

The latest results show that football is reflecting the rise in cases around the country but EFL medical advisors, Dr Richard Huggins and Dr Subhashis Basu were upbeat that current guidelines for clubs were sufficient.

“Today’s results reflect the current speed at which the virus is spreading amid the emergence of a new variant of COVID-19 but the low reported numbers across the overwhelming majority of clubs means we remain confident that our protocols continue to mitigate against the spread of infection as intended.

“The protocols, supported by the clubs and government, are allowing us to continue playing fixtures as scheduled but we cannot be complacent, which is why recently enhanced matchday and non-matchday COVID protocols have been issued to underpin the re-introduction of a League wide testing programme which commences next week.

“Medical advice continues to support that following these protocols is the most successful route to mitigating against the spread of infection.”