BRADFORD (Park Avenue) have been forced to postpone their Vanarama National League North match at Hereford this Saturday after one of their own players tested positive for coronavirus.

The news comes only 24 hours since Bradford's opening day fixture against Gateshead at the Horsfall Stadium.

It is unknown yet if Avenue's following game, when they host Boston United on October 17, will go ahead with their players having to isolate immediately for a fortnight.

Last month, the club cancelled their friendly with Grantham Town when a first-teamer had mild symptoms and was awaiting test results.

It came back negative so Mark Bower's men were able to continue their pre-season schedule.

Park Avenue issued this statement: "After taking a Covid test, one of the first team squad has seen the results come back positive.

"After consultation with the club's medical officer and also the National League, we have been instructed to isolate the squad with immediate effect in line with current government protocols and guidance.

"The players have been instructed to remain in isolation for a period of two weeks.

"In line with advice, the other clubs that may be effected, have been notified and the club's Covid officer is following our protocols and notifying the government track and trace agency.

"Sadly, this means that our next game with Hereford has been postponed and we are awaiting the National League’s details for it’s rearrangement.

"Our hope is that the player doesn’t have any complications and the rest of the squad remain healthy."