Following consultation with the FA and the EFL, we have agreed new dates for both our Emirates FA Cup fixture with AFC Bournemouth, and our Sky Bet League Two clash against Walsall.
The Reds will now play AFC Bournemouth on Tuesday 26th January, while the Walsall fixture has been re-scheduled for Tuesday 16th March, with both ties kicking off at 19:00 respectively.
The FA has released the following statement:
“Crawley Town FC’s fixture against AFC Bournemouth in the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round Proper has been re-scheduled following a decision by The FA’s Professional Game Board.
“The fixture is now scheduled to take place at the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday 26 January 2021 and will be broadcast live on BT Sport Extra 3 at 19:00.
“Crawley Town FC informed The FA that there have been a significant number of positive COVID-19 cases at the club and a number of further players are currently self-isolating. The FA requested and considered further information regarding Crawley Town FC’s ability to fulfil the fixture, which included discussions with The FA’s COVID-19 Medical Officer for the Emirates FA Cup and details of the medical advice that the club has received, which was used by the Professional Game Board to make its decision.
“The FA would like to thank the EFL, Crawley Town FC, AFC Bournemouth, Walsall FC and BT Sport for helping to make the rescheduling of this fixture possible and wish full and speedy recoveries to all those who have tested positive for COVID-19.”