OXFORD United say livelihoods are at stake after seeing a third fixture postponed in as many weeks due to coronavirus issues with the opposition.

Tomorrow's derby with Swindon Town was called off tonight following multiple positive cases in the Robins' camp.

It follows two failed attempts to play the home game with Crewe Alexandra.

Even with the games being played behind closed doors, each scrapped fixture costs the club.

Niall McWilliams, United's managing director, told the club's website: “On behalf of Oxford United we can only apologise to our fans that a game they look forward to more than any other fixture has been called off in this manner.

"To say we are very disappointed is a massive understatement, however there was nothing we could do to avoid the game being called off.

“It came after Swindon Town notified the EFL that they could not fulfil the fixture and the EFL have confirmed to us this evening that the game will not happen tomorrow.

"Until we had that confirmation we were unable to comment and that only adds to our frustration and we are currently seeking advice on our next steps.

“We have now had three home games called off in quick succession and right now, when times are hard for every football club, that is putting livelihoods in doubt.

“We believe in the values and integrity of the EFL and what the league stands for but at the same time we will fight very hard for what we think, as a football club, is right."