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Club statement

20 October 2020

Scunthorpe United can confirm first team manager Neil Cox and assistant manager Mark Lillis will not be at Tuesday evening’s away match versus Cheltenham Town.

Mark is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test. Due to coming into close contact with Mark, and although he is showing no symptoms, Neil will also have to self-isolate as we follow Public Health England and EFL guidelines and protocols.

Normally we'd receive the test results within 24-to-48 hours, but because of a backlog in that process the club has been told it may be a wait of up to five days.

Under-23s manager Russ Wilcox will take the team until Neil and Mark are able to return to their duties.

Meanwhile, one of our players has tested positive for COVID-19. We ask that their request for privacy and confidentiality are respected at this time. Due to coming into close contact with that player, another member of the squad will also have to self-isolate.

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