Brady urges all of his players to get vaccinated after Guthrie tests positive for COVID

Defender due back from isolation later this week

Monday, 4th October 2021, 1:20 pm
Updated Monday, 4th October 2021, 1:22 pm
Jon Guthrie.

Cobblers manager Jon Brady is encouraging all of his players to get double jabbed after defender Jon Guthrie was forced into isolation following a positive test.

The 29-year-old centre-back missed Saturday's defeat to Sutton United but, all being well, he should be back in training later this week.

Brady was already encouraging his squad to receive their vaccinations even before Guthrie went down with COVID, but although most players have been jabbed, some haven't.

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"Jon will be back in during the latter part of the week after his isolation period," said Brady. "It will then be getting him back up to speed and building his fitness and we're looking forward to having him back.

"The group is mostly fully vaccinated but there will be people in life who choose not to. I would like them all to be but I can't force that.

"They know my thoughts on it and it's everyone trying to pull together, not just in the football world but for your families and the people around you as well. That's my view on it.

"I think social media sometimes distorts people's view. When we as managers have held talks with the EFL, we've had the top doctors give us all the information about it and in their opinion there should be no real side-effects or anything.

"It's just about protecting people but all we can do is give the players the proper information and you hope by doing that, they will make a more informed decision, but you can't enforce it because it's people's decisions and it's their lives."