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29th August 2021 11:00

twitter @mansfieldtownfc, Thur 26Aug2021

The club can confirm that midfielder @_ryanstirk_ has tested positive for COVID-19.

The 20-year-old is now self-isolating for a period of 10 days, in line with Government and EFL guidance.

Wishing you well, Ryan!


Ryan Stirk and Terry Taylor ruled out of Wales Under-21 duty due to Covid-19

BBC Sport Wales, By Aled Williams, 25 August 2021

Ryan Stirk and Terry Taylor will miss Wales' Uefa U21 Euro 2023 qualifier in Bulgaria after testing positive for Covid-19.

Manager Paul Bodin will call up replacements for Birmingham City's Stirk, on loan at Mansfield, and Taylor of Burton Albion.

Wales meet up at the weekend to prepare for the game in Sofia on 7 September.


"At the moment it's a squad of 19, but I will add two midfielders in the next couple of days," said Bodin.

Wales U21 call up Beck to face Bulgaria
Although Covid-19 restrictions throughout the UK have eased, Bodin said the disease was still having an impact on football at all levels.

"I think every club is suffering throughout the pyramid," the former Wales left-back added.

"When you watch the news it's still pretty frightening, but we've all got to play our part and make sure that we're safe and secure in our own environments."

Bodin's side, who were held to a 0-0 draw by Moldova in their opening qualifier in Llanelli in June, face Bulgaria in Sofia on 7 September.

It will be the first of four successive away qualifiers with matches in Moldova, the Netherlands and Gibraltar to follow.


chad.co.uk, Saturday 28th August 2021


Ryan Stirk was unavailable for yesterday's clash at Swindon due to Covid.

Clough had hoped to keep the news under wraps but the details were announced by the Welsh FA, much to the Stags boss' frustration.

"Unfortunately, the Welsh FA deemed it necessary to put it out on Thursday, which isn't ideal, alerting the opposition to your team news."



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