The EFL has been thrown into chaos after three more games were called off due to Covid-19.
EFL bosses have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the postponement of Scunthorpe's next three games in League Two following an outbreak of the pandemic at the club.
The Iron had been due to face Salford City tonight/last night as well as Colchester United on Friday and then Port Vale next week.
But the clashes have been called off after eight players tested positive for Covid-19, with a further 10 needing to self-isolate after being in close contact with them, forcing training to be cancelled until further notice.
A club statement said: "The club has advised the EFL it is unable to safely fulfil the fixtures and is following all of Public Health England and the EFL's Covid-19 protocols. We will not name the players in question."
The news emerged just seven hours before the club's scheduled kick-off against Salford and is a huge setback to EFL bosses, who have also seen Accrington and Swindon both see their past two League One matches called off because of positive tests at both clubs.
Accrington's next two games against Plymouth and Hull have also been postponed after eight players tested positive.
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An EFL statement said: "The decision follows the recent positive Covid-19 tests and the requirement for players and staff to self-isolate for between 10-14 days, as per EFL and Government guidance in order to mitigate against the risk of further infection.
"As a result, Saturday's fixture against Plymouth and next Tuesday's fixture against Hull have been suspended.
"The circumstances surrounding the postponements will now be the subject of an investigation in accordance with EFL regulations. Revised dates for the rearranged fixtures will be confirmed in due course."
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