Coady in early England camp exit

Wolves captain Conor Coady has been forced to leave the England camp early after following UK government Covid-19 guidelines.

Coady is now self-isolating after discovering he had inadvertently come into contact with somebody prior to camp who has tested positive for Covid-19 via an NHS Test and Trace alert.

The defender had returned two negative tests as part of The FA and UEFA’s protocol but, in line with UK government guidelines, has to adhere to a period of self-isolation.

In a statement, Coady said: “I’m absolutely gutted to have to pull out of the current England camp as a result of coming into contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.

“I contracted and recovered from the virus myself back in March, and have tested negative twice in camp, but of course it is important that I abide by the rules set by the government and observe a period of self-isolation.

“It’s so frustrating to have to miss games because of this, but these are the rules that are set out and the most important thing is to make sure my teammates are not put at risk.

“My next priority will be to keep my fitness and hope I can be back and available for selection for the next Wolves fixture.

“For now, I will be supporting the lads from afar and I want to wish them all the very best of luck for the next two games.”