AFC FYLDE have shut their training ground "until further notice" amid a number of coronavirus cases in their squad ahead of this weekend's meeting with York City.

A series of matches throughout the football pyramid have been forced into postponement since the outbreak of the Omicron variant, with York's home match against Bradford (Park Avenue) at the weekend delayed by a "Covid event" in the away camp.

Likewise, AFC Fylde were unable to fulfill their fixture with Chorley at Victory Park after a number of their players tested positive for the virus.

Prior to the scheduled match with Chorley on Sunday, one Coasters player tested positive through a lateral flow test on Friday, two more were positive from PCR tests and another positive case was recorded on Saturday.

Coupled with the injury problems in the AFC Fylde squad, the club were able to postpone the match in line with National League rules, with fewer than 14 players available.

Speaking to the Blackpool Gazette, manager Jim Bentley explained: “We’ve shut the (training) ground down and are staying away until further notice.

“We’ll carry on testing every day and see how the four players are later in the week.

“All our players are double-vaccinated and a lot have had boosters.

"We will just follow all the league regulations and all the protocols.”

An AFC Fylde spokesperson told The Press that Saturday's clash between AFC Fylde and York at Mill Farm is set to go ahead as planned at present, with daily testing taking place from home among the club's playing and coaching staff.