YORK City are back in self-isolation after a player tested positive for Covid-19.

First-team players and backroom staff will be in isolation until November 25.

The Press understands that the positive case was recorded within two days of the match at Southport.

In that situation, all those involved on Tuesday night must self-isolate in accordance with Government and National League guidelines.

The Minstermen’s next four National League North games will be rescheduled, with York returning to action at Leamington on November 28.

This is the second time in a month that a positive test at York has halted their campaign. The first was announced on October 22.

Tomorrow’s scheduled trip to Kidderminster Harriers will receive a new date, as will the home games on Tuesday 17 and Saturday 21 against Gateshead and Fylde.

York’s visit to Hereford - already rearranged after having fallen during the first isolation period - will again be put back from Tuesday 24.

Manager Steve Watson commented: “I’m sure our fans are every bit as frustrated as we are.

“This season has already had an incredible amount of setbacks and although we’ve had just two separate positive cases, a month of preparations and matches have been impacted.

“That is beyond frustrating. However, the health of our players and their families is our priority.

“We will have to take the hits and keep trying to get up and move forward. We’ll get through this together.

“This pandemic has devastated industries all over the world and will continue to affect football for the foreseeable future.”