Coronavirus: Four Portsmouth players test positive
League One club "waiting for results of 10 more tests"; Haji Mnoga joins James Bolton, Andy Cannon and Sean Raggett in testing positive
Last Updated: 21/03/20 5:05pm
Portsmouth have confirmed that England Under-17 defender Haji Mnoga has become the fourth player at the club to test positive for coronavirus.
The League One side had already announced that 25-year-old right-back James Bolton, 23-year-old midfielder Andy Cannon and 26-year-old centre-back Sean Raggett, who is on loan at Fratton Park from Norwich, were self-isolating in line with government advice after testing positive.
All Pompey players and first-team staff were tested on Monday, two weeks after they faced Arsenal in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta tested positive for coronavirus 11 days later.
Speaking about the symptoms experienced by Bolton, Cannon and Raggett, the club's chief executive Mark Catlin said that they had "very mild symptoms", and that one player's "smell and taste buds seem to have gone."
A Portsmouth statement on Saturday read: "After receiving results from another batch of tests, Portsmouth Football Club can confirm that Haji Mnoga has tested positive for coronavirus.
"Public Health England have been notified.
"This follows the earlier news that James Bolton, Andy Cannon and Sean Raggett also tested positive for the virus.
"The four players are currently self-isolating in accordance with government guidelines and we send our best wishes to all of them.
"The club are now waiting for the results of 10 more tests and we, once again, urge everyone to follow the advice issued by the government."