OXFORD United's game this afternoon has been called off after one of the visiting Crewe Alexandra players tested positive for coronavirus.

There was a lengthy discussion between U's head coach Karl Robinson and Alexandra boss David Artell since well before 2pm.

And the game was officially called off at 2.26pm.

United announced a positive test within the Crewe camp had been confirmed this morning, after the squad travelled down yesterday.

Earlier, BBC Radio Stoke named the player involved.

Referee Will Finnie was consulted, with discussions continuing on the pitch for well over half an hour.

Oxford Mail:

  • Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell (second left) talks to Karl Robinson (left) and referee Will Finnie (second right)

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A statement from the EFL said: "This afternoon's Sky Bet League One fixture between Oxford United and Crewe Alexandra has been postponed due to a positive case of Covid-19 being identified within the Crewe Alexandra squad.

"Each case is judged on its individual merits, and due to the circumstances, the club has advised the EFL it is unable to fulfil the fixture, as players and first-team staff are now required to self-isolate in line with EFL and government guidance."

One game this weekend has already been called off in similar circumstances, following a positive test at Grimsby Town, who were due to host Bradford City.