Sydney FC’s home game with Perth Glory on January 2nd has been postponed due to Glory’s inability to train during their current quarantine arrangements.
Glory were forced into a 14-day hotel isolation in Brisbane on December 16th after one of their players tested positive to Covid-19.
They have since been granted permission to return to Western Australia tomorrow, however they must still serve the remainder of their quarantine period at home.
It means the earliest Perth can train is on New Year’s Eve, just two days before the scheduled match.
Having not trained for the two weeks prior, the Glory squad’s fitness levels may not be at a suitable level for competition.
Sydney FC Chief Executive Officer Danny Townsend said: “We understand this news will be disappointing for our Members and fans, however we must look after the safety of our players and respect the integrity of our A-Leagues competition.
“It’s clear Perth’s players will not be ready to compete to a professional standard after 14 days quarantine without any training.
“There is also a duty of care to all players across the league so we are accepting of the decision to postpone the game.
“I’d encourage all of our Members and fans to come out and support our Liberty A-League Women at our home matches on December 27th and January 8th, as well as our Men’s and Women’s double header on January 15th.”
Ticket purchasers are advised to hold onto their tickets and Sydney FC will be in touch in due course regarding details once the rescheduled fixture is announced.