Fulham striker Mitrovic tests positive for coronavirus

Fulham have confirmed striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has tested positive for coronavirus.

The Serbia international was not part of Scott Parker’s squad which won 2-0 against Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday night.

Fulham confirmed the reason for Mitrovic’s absence was due to a positive coronavirus test, in a tweet prior to kick-off.

It is now expected that Mitrovic will be unavailable for Fulham’s next two Premier League fixtures – the first against Burnley on Wednesday, followed by a home clash against bottom club Sheffield United on Saturday.

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Mitrovic was one of a number of high-profile players who broke coronavirus guidelines over the festive period after he was pictured with Crystal Palace captain Luka Milivojevic on New Year’s Eve.

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Parker branded this behaviour at the time as “unacceptable” after he too was forced to self-isolate earlier in the season after a member of his household tested positive for the virus.

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