Tottenham Hotspur’s next opponent in the FA Cup is in trouble due to positive COVID tests. Wycombe Wanderers announced today that their scheduled match against QPR, set to take place tomorrow, Sat. January 16, has been postponed due to a series of positive COVID-19 tests within the Wycombe squad.
Match Off - @QPR v @wwfcofficial has been suspended following positive COVID-19 tests at Wycombe. (In the old days games were called off in winter due to waterlogged or unplayable pitches.....this is the new norm) Anyone remember the Pools Panel ? pic.twitter.com/igIkYykr6c— Ian Abrahams (Moose) (@BroadcastMoose) January 15, 2021
We don’t know how bad the outbreak is, but it’s obviously severe enough to postpone the match. Spurs journalist Dan Kilpatrick noted on Twitter that a number of players are now in isolation for the next 10 days due to COVID protocols... and the FA Cup match vs. Tottenham is literally ten days away.
Obviously it’s too soon to know whether this will have any impact on Spurs’ FA Cup match a week from Monday. Maybe the players will be able to leave isolation and go straight into the starting XI, or maybe they’ll be forced to play with other players. Maybe the match will itself have to be suspended, we just don’t know. Hopefully there’s further clarity coming in the next few days. This stupid virus.