Two Pompey stars become the latest to contract Covid-19

PORTSMOUTH have revealed that two of the club’s players have tested positive for coronavirus.

The players’ identities have not been revealed and they become the sixth and seventh members the Pompey squad that have contracted Covid-19. Both players are not displaying any symptoms and they will self-isolate in accordance with EFL guidelines.

Portsmouth were at the centre of an outbreak in late March when five players – Ross McCrorie, James Bolton, Andy Cannon, Haji Mnoga and Sean Raggett – all produced positive results.

At the beginning of the lockdown the club tested all first-team players and backroom staff following a number of high-profile footballing positive results including Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta – Pompey played the Gunners in an FA Cup tie on March 2.

A statement on Wednesday night read: “The club will respect medical confidentiality and not name the players concerned or make any further comment on this matter.”

The announcement comes a day after Pompey were confirmed in the play-off places after League One clubs agreed to end the regular season with immediate effect.

They will play Oxford United in a two-legged play-off semi-final on dates which will be announced shortly. The games will be played behind closed doors and will be screened live on Sky Sports.