OXFORD United’s home game with Crewe Alexandra has been called off for a second time in ten days.

A statement on the U's website reports the Railwaymen have informed the EFL they were unable to fulfil the fixture.

It goes on: "Oxford United will await further instruction on when the game can now take place but will wait for clarification on the circumstances surrounding the postponement before making further comment."

The game was originally due to be played on October 3, but the Railwaymen requested for the fixture to be postponed less than an hour before kick-off, following a coronavirus case from a player who had travelled down with the squad.

In total, Crewe recorded four positive tests in the camp. Two of those - Ryan Wintle and Omar Beckles, played in the 3-0 victory against Wigan Athletic on Saturday.

In a statement, they said: "The decision has been taken after fully considering the relevant guidance from the Government and EFL.

"The football club will now continue to work with the EFL to ensure our fixture with Blackpool (on Saturday) and subsequent games go ahead as planned."

United will instead play an intra-squad game at the Kassam Stadium, kicking off at 6pm.