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Football League clubs call on PFA to pay £5m for weekly Covid tests

  • ‘They’ve got the resources to do it, it’s a player welfare issue’
  • Premier League announces record 40 cases across two rounds

A growing number of Football League clubs are urging the players’ union to stump up the £5m needed to fund weekly Covid-19 testing for the rest of the season, the Guardian can reveal. Their call comes amid growing concerns for player welfare and a surge in cases.

Elite sport has been allowed to continue under the government’s new lockdown regulations, but matches have been postponed across all four divisions since the Christmas period. On Tuesday, the Premier League announced it had recorded a record 40 positive Covid-19 results.

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