It would be a disaster if the season stopped says Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock after Rotherham game is called off due to Covid-19 outbreak

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Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock says it would be a disaster if football didn’t continue because of the rise in Covid-19 cases.

Boro saw their Boxing Day meeting with Rotherham suspended after an outbreak of the virus in the Millers’ squad, while Millwall have postponed their next two Championship games following positive tests.

Several League One games have also been called off because of Covid-19 cases at Sunderland, Ipswich, Portsmouth, Bristol Rovers and Peterborough.

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Yet Warnock believes it’s important for the football season to continue if safe to do so, especially after a challenging year for many fans across the country.

Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock.Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock.
Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock.

“I think it would be a disaster if it didn’t,” said Warnock when asked if he thinks football should continue. “I don’t think they have much more to cheer about around the country.

“Our county is built by it’s Accrington Stanleys and Crewe Alexandras, friendly clubs who live for the day.

“I think that has got to be a last resort and that’s why I hope everybody listens. I think it’s a bit too late now, I think we’ve all made mistakes.

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“I don’t think it will be as bad because we know how to treat it now but we just have to be on our toes.”

Championship clubs aren’t resting players as regularly as they did when football first returned in June, while Boro have been conducting tests every two weeks.

“We’ll get tested next week,” said Warnock. “We haven’t been tested for a week but we were all negative last week.”

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