RAMSBOTTOM United have been forced to cancel a friendly tomorrow due a member of the club’s management team testing positive for Covid-19.

The Rams had been due to travel to Longridge Town for their latest pre-season match but the game is now off.

The unnamed member of staff took the coronavirus test at work and the club say they have followed all relevant protocols since becoming aware of the result, the person in question having displayed no symptoms.  

A club statement said: “We have been informed by a member of our management team that a work-related coronavirus test has returned a positive result.

“The test was completely random and no symptoms had been present beforehand.

“We have immediately taken the relevant steps to cancel any upcoming sessions and all players and staff have been advised to book a test straight away.

“The said member of staff has not been present at sessions since last Saturday and any person or opposition who needed informing has been informed.

“We have made the decision to cancel the Longridge game tomorrow. We have followed all relevant guidance and had no contact from the NHS track and trace team.

“We will not be commenting further on this matter.”

The game was due to be the Rams' first in several months to have fans in attendance, after the Government this week confirmed guidelines around fans attending games at steps three to six of the non-league structure.