Wycombe Wanderers have confirmed that their match against Queens Park Rangers tomorrow [January 16], has been suspended due to a Covid-19 outbreak at the club.

READ MORE: 'I have got huge respect for him' - Ainsworth praises Mourinho as Wycombe get Spurs in the FA Cup 

The match was going to be the first time that Gareth Ainsworth was returning to Loftus Road since leaving the Hoops back in 2009, but the match has now been called off.

In a brief statement, the Chairboys said: "The club informed the EFL that they would be unable to fulfil the fixture following recent positive Covid-19 tests and the requirement for players and staff to self-isolate as per EFL and Government guidance in order to mitigate against the risk of further infection.

Wanderers' tweet confirming the news

"The circumstances surrounding the postponements will now be the subject of an investigation in accordance with EFL Regulations.

"Revised dates for the rearranged fixture will be confirmed in due course."

READ MORE: New date confirmed for Wycombe's match against Birmingham due to FA Cup tie against Spurs

It hasn't been disclosed which members of the club have tested positive for Covid-19, and it is not known if this will impact Wycombe's FA Cup fourth round tie against Tottenham Hotspur on January 25, which will be broadcasted live on TV. 

Wycombe now join other Championship sides such as Rotherham United, Sheffield Wednesday and Brentford in having to postpone/suspend matches due to outbreaks at their respective camps, with Wanderers already having their fixture against the Owls called off.

The Chairboys were due to play at Hillsborough on January 19, but following the news that there was a Covid-19 outbreak at the Yorkshire club, their next two matches [Coventry City and Wycombe Wanderers], were immediately suspended.

And due to the many positive tests at several EFL clubs, there have been calls from supporters to suspend the season due to the rapid increase of cases.

QPR's tweet about the news

READ MORE: Gareth Ainsworth was 'walking the dog' when Wycombe drew Spurs in the FA Cup 

A sudden outbreak at Aston Villa forced the club to field a team made up of their Under-18s and Under-23s squads for the FA Cup match against Liverpool, as several first-team tested positive at their training ground.

It was a similar situation at Derby County during the same week, as they fielded a team of teenagers in their FA Cup defeat versus non-league Chorley, as many of their first-team squad came back with positive results. 

This fan remained positive 

Southampton's FA Cup tie against Shrewsbury Town was called off following an outbreak at the South Coast club.

Calls have also been made by top football officials to ban players from taking part in group celebrations after scoring a goal, to try and reduce the spread of the virus.