CAMBRIDGE are unhappy after the late postponement of their clash at Southend after positive coronavirus cases in the Shrimpers squad.

The decision was announced last night after the League Two club, who are bottom of the table, said they would not be able to field a team for today's fixture.

The postponement means that leaders Newport County have the chance to extend their one-point lead over Cambridge, using their game in hand against Port Vale at Rodney Parade this afternoon.

A Southend statement read: "This is following a small number of players testing positive for Covid-19, the EFL's doctor instructing another squad member to isolate due to their close proximity of a player who tested positive and a plethora of players being unavailable due to injury.

"The club would only be able to field a maximum of 10 professional outfield players and two goalkeepers in the matchday squad and because of this the club have advised the EFL that it is unable to safely fulfil the fixture."

However, Cambridge are unhappy at the postponement.

They said: "Cambridge United have received late notification tonight from Southend United, declaring they are unable to field a team for tomorrow's Sky Bet League Two fixture at Roots Hall.

"Having received an email from Southend United Football Club at 9:40pm this evening, stating their wish for the game to be postponed, Cambridge United have made representation to both the EFL and Southend to express our disappointment and that we feel it would still be possible for the fixture to be played."