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FA Youth Cup suspended

12 January 2021

The FA have announced this afternoon that the 2020-21 FA Youth Cup is to be suspended, and so our third round tie away to Liverpool on Friday has been postponed. The FA statement reads:

''We can confirm our decision to temporarily suspend the 2020-21 FA Youth Cup and have discussed this with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and the competing clubs.

The health and wellbeing of players and staff are of paramount importance and we intend to resume the national competition once the UK Government's current national COVID-19 lockdown concludes and it is deemed safer for clubs to travel.

The FA Youth Participation & Development Committee, which is responsible for management of the competition, will continue to review the situation and we will provide further updates at the earliest opportunity.''

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