Watford's trip to Bristol City next week could be in jeopardy after the Robins shut their training ground due to an outbreak of coronavirus.

City closed their Failand base following “a number” of positive cases and it will not reopen until Thursday, when another round of tests will take place.

While the EFL have not yet received word that City's game with Derby County or next Wednesday's clash with the Hornets will have to be postponed, it is understood the situation is being monitored closely.

Any players or staff members who return a positive test for the virus are required to self-isolate for ten days. Should more positive tests be revealed on Thursday, those players would be unavailable for this weekend's and the midweek match, which is due to be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

A statement from the Robins read: “Over the weekend of Saturday, November 7th and Sunday, November 8th, several individuals within the Bristol City testing bubble of players and staff displayed Covid-19 symptoms.

“The whole Bristol City testing bubble were subsequently tested, and a number of positive tests were recorded from players and staff.

“Those individuals who tested positive are currently in the 10-day self-isolation period as per Public Health England and EFL updated medical guidance and information, October 2020.

“In consultation with the EFL medical advisors, the club’s Failand training ground is closed until Thursday, November 19th.

“There will be another round of testing ahead of training resuming on Thursday, in preparation for the Sky Bet Championship match against Derby County on Saturday, November 21st.”