Williams to miss Trophy tie after COVID diagnosis

Yeovil Town defender Morgan Williams will be missing until Boxing Day after being diagnosed with COVID-19, manager Darren Sarll has said.

The defender, who has started at left back for the past two matches, is the only player named who has been diagnosed ahead of the visit from Woking in the FA Trophy tomorrow.

Morgan Williams. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Speaking ahead of the tie, Sarll said that football had “to get used to” a world with the virus and “find a way to get through it.

He said: “We have to move forward, this is not going away, we have to move with it as best we can.

“Whether the Government shut the country or football down, the illness is not going away, it will just come back.”

“Morgan Williams has got COVID, so we have one player has got COVID from this week and will be unavailable until Boxing Day.

“If there’s three or four and we cannot field a team, we call the game off and play it later on when we have got enough players.”

Last week, the manager said the playing squad and staff were regularly testing for the virus to ensure they caught any illness before it broke out in the dressing room.

Chesterfield and Maidenhead United have withdrawn from the FA Trophy due to the illness and yesterday Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst confirmed there were cases of COVID-19 in the Mariners’ squad.

All of us at the Gloverscast wish Morgan a speedy recovery and hope the rest of his family are well.

 


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