EFL Cup: Scunthorpe tie with Port Vale on despite positive Covid-19 test

Scunthorpe United ground
Port Vale are the first visitors to the Sands Venue Stadium in the 2020-21 season

Scunthorpe United’s EFL Cup game against Port Vale will go ahead on Saturday despite an Iron player testing positive for coronavirus.

“The club is following all the EFL’s Covid-19 protocols and will not name the player in question,” said a Scunthorpe statement.

The player must now self-isolate in line with EFL guidelines.

The match will be the first in charge for Scunthorpe manager Neil Cox, who was appointed on 7 August.