Brentford’s scheduled weekend match with Rotherham has been postponed due to positive Covid-19 tests within the Millers’ camp. 

The promotion-chasing Bees had been due to entertain the Yorkshiremen at the Brentford Community Stadium at 3pm on Saturday March 6, but the game will now kick-off on April 27 at 7pm. 

Following a 1-0 defeat to Championship leaders Norwich City in midweek Thomas Frank’s charges were hoping to return to winning ways against relegation-threatened Rotherham, who currently sit 22nd in the table. 

That loss at Carrow Road ended a run of back-to-back wins in the league for second-placed Brentford, who are hoping to earn a spot in the top flight of English football for the first time in over 70 years following play-off final heartbreak last season.

This latest outbreak among the Rotherham set-up comes after they were forced to postpone fixtures against Derby County and Middlesbrough in December following a number of positive tests. 

In the most recent set of EFL testing figures only two positive cases were returned from 5,856 players and club staff who were tested between February 22 and 28, while Rotherham beat local rivals Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 on their last outing on Wednesday. 

The EFL’s official statement said: “[Rotherham] informed the EFL they would be unable to fulfil the fixture following recent positive Covid-19 tests and the requirement for players and staff to self-isolate as per EFL and Government guidance in order to mitigate against the risk of further infection. 

“The circumstances surrounding the postponement will now be the subject of an investigation in accordance with EFL Regulations.”