According to Southampton, the club received confirmation from the FA that Saturday’s fixture was to be cancelled after numerous players and staff from Shrewsbury tested positive for COVID-19.
Saints were scheduled to host the third-tier side at St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon.
“A meeting of the FA’s Professional Game Board will take place early next week to make a decision as to what will happen with the fixture,” said a statement from the club
Southampton, of course, have had their own battles with coronavirus as the UK struggles to cope with a surge in coronavirus infections.
Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy missed Monday night’s game with Liverpool after a positive test, while manager Ralph Hasenhuttl wasn’t on the sideline against West Ham United at the end of December due to a member of his household was confirmed to have COVID-19.
40 positive COVID-19 cases were discovered over two rounds of Premier League testing in late December and early January, with three matches postponed.