Scott Parker WILL be back in the dugout for Fulham's clash at Spurs

Scott Parker WILL be back in the dugout for Fulham’s clash at Tottenham on Wednesday following completion of 10-day self-isolation after household member had Covid

  • Scott Parker will be back in the dugout for Fulham’s clash with Tottenham
  • A member of his household tested positive for Covid, which saw him self-isolate
  • The 40-year-old missed the goalless draw with Southampton on Boxing Day
  • Parker has returned two negative tests and completed a 10-day isolation period 

Scott Parker will be back in the dugout for Fulham’s match at Tottenham in the Premier League on Wednesday.

The 40-year-old missed the goalless draw with Southampton on Boxing Day after a member of his household tested positive for Covid-19.

He returned a negative test last week, but continued to self-isolate in accordance with the Government guidelines and after another negative test at the weekend can return for the clash at his old club Spurs.

Scott Parker will be back in the dugout on Wednesday after completion of 10-day self-isolation

Parker said: ‘I am back in, I had to self-isolate for 10 days so I have done that and got a negative result again two days ago, so I’m back in with the team.

‘I am pleased about that and pleased to be back in to help prepare the team for a big game against Spurs on Wednesday.’

Assistant manager Stuart Gray and coach Matt Wells took charge of the team in Parker’s absence at St Mary’s.

It will be positive news for Fulham in a week that has saw the coronavirus severely disrupt football.

On Tuesday, the Premier League reported its highest number of positive coronavirus cases in a single week. In a statement, the league says there were 18 positives after 1,479 tests on players and club staff from December 21-27.

No individuals were identified but Manchester City had previously announced that striker Gabriel Jesus and defender Kyle Walker tested positive last week.

Matt Wells (pictured) took charge of the team on Boxing Day along with No 2 Stuart Gray

Further positives cases at City led to Monday’s game at Everton being postponed.

The previous highest number of coronavirus cases after weekly testing in the Premier League was 16 last month.

The rise is infections reflects the growth in coronavirus cases across Britain, where the death toll since the pandemic erupted in March is over 70,000.

Ahead of Wednesday’s clash at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Fulham are unbeaten in their last four games, which has seen them keep two clean sheets and concede just twice – with the Cottagers taking valuable points from Liverpool, Southampton, Newcastle and fellow relegation strugglers Brighton.

Fulham are currently 18th and are in the relegation zone but are just two points adrift of Burnley and the Seagulls.




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