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Gillingham's midweek opponents Norwich City cancel games with Coventry City and Sheffield United after Covid outbreak

Gillingham are hoping no news is good news as they plan a trip to Premier League new boys Norwich City.

The Gills are set to travel to Carrow Road on Tuesday night but Norwich have called off their last two matches because of positive Covid tests within their squad.

Gillingham are set to take on Norwich City at Carrow Road on Tuesday
Gillingham are set to take on Norwich City at Carrow Road on Tuesday

Norwich have been selling tickets for what they hope will be a party atmosphere having won the Championship title last season to reclaim a place in the top-flight. Tuesday’s game will be the first back at home for them since the Covid-enforced lockout.

They cancelled a midweek game against Coventry City and also called off their match with Sheffield United on Saturday, saying: “The decision has been made following recent confirmation of a small number of positive COVID-19 test results within the Norwich City first team group.

“City’s players and staff will continue to follow Premier League protocols and government guidelines, operating and training within their respective first team bubble at the Lotus Training Centre.”

Gillingham have had their own issues with Covid having had to put their own squad into isolation after several players picked up the virus. It led to games against QPR and Peterborough being cancelled.

The Gills remain confident the game will go ahead and, as of Saturday, had not been told otherwise. Tickets remain on sale priced at £10 for adults and £5 concessions. They have been allocated 300 seats.

Tuesday’s game will be Gillingham’s final pre-season fixture.

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