Bristol City have announced their Championship match at Brentford on Saturday has been postponed.

In a statement on their official website, the Robins said coronavirus symptoms had become evident within their squad on New Year’s Day.

And they said the Bank Holiday closure of a testing facility meant it had not been possible to arrange the testing of the entire squad and backroom staff ahead of Saturday’s match.

Bristol City have announced their Championship match at Brentford has been postponed

Bristol City have announced their Championship match at Brentford has been postponed

Bristol City have announced their Championship match at Brentford has been postponed

The Robins said Covid-19 symptoms had become evident within the squad on New Year's Day

The Robins said Covid-19 symptoms had become evident within the squad on New Year's Day

The Robins said Covid-19 symptoms had become evident within the squad on New Year’s Day

The statement on Bristol’s website added: ‘Following discussions with Brentford and the English Football League the decision has been taken to postpone the game for the safety of players and staff of both clubs.

‘A new date for the fixture will be announced in due course.’

Brentford – who also released a statement stating the ‘circumstances surrounding the postponement will now be the subject of an investigation in accordance with EFL regulations’ – sit second in the Championship and are unbeaten in 15 games.

The Bank Holiday closure of a testing facility meant they had no option but to postpone it

The Bank Holiday closure of a testing facility meant they had no option but to postpone it

The Bank Holiday closure of a testing facility meant they had no option but to postpone it

City meanwhile are 10th in the table, four points adrift of the top six but on a poor run of form having suffered defeat in four of their last five matches.

This is the second time City have suffered issues with coronavirus already this season, after they were forced to close their Failand training ground following a series of positive tests for staff and players.

However, those positive tests took place in November during the international break, and therefore their following game against Derby was still allowed to go ahead with 10 days of self-isolation completed before the fixture.

Thomas Frank's men sit second in the Championship table and are unbeaten in 15 games

Thomas Frank's men sit second in the Championship table and are unbeaten in 15 games

Thomas Frank’s men sit second in the Championship table and are unbeaten in 15 games

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