Wrexham AFC are aware of comments made by Connah's Quay Nomads' manager Andy Morrison in his post-match interview, after the UEFA Europa League match at the Racecourse Ground, and his follow up comments on Twitter too.
Club stadium officials attended Connah’s Quay Nomads on Tuesday for COVID tests in line with UEFA protocols and we were advised by Connah’s Quay Nomads on Wednesday (September 16) that all of our club officials had tested negative.
The club held further discussions with Connah’s Quay Nomads’ medical officials on Thursday morning, following their players’ positive COVID-19 tests ahead of the match.
Following these discussions, it was agreed that Connah’s Quay Nomads would complete medical screening and temperature checks on their players arriving on Thursday evening.
From the results disclosed to us, no player showed a temperature or answered that they displayed any symptoms.
Earlier in the day, the club had already alerted the relevant authorities about the developing situation.
We held further conversations with representatives of the relevant authorities on a decision as to whether the game would go ahead.
The club received a message from medical representatives of Connah’s Quay Nomads, confirming they had adhered to all protocols.
This was forwarded to the relevant authorities and, based on the contents of that message, the decision was taken by the relevant authorities to allow the game to go ahead.
Before Andy Morrison’s comments to the press, we had already put the following procedures in place to ensure the cleanliness of the Racecourse Ground and safety of our own players and employees:
- All areas of the Racecourse Ground are to be deep cleaned before Wrexham AFC players return next week.
- For training on Friday, both the first team and youth team reported straight to the training ground, rather than to the stadium first.
- The Centenary Club, which was used as Connah’s Quay Nomads’ home dressing room, will be left closed until Monday, when that too will be deep cleaned.
Wrexham AFC remain committed to following the COVID-19 protocols and guidelines in place as we prepare for the Vanarama National League season.