CHERRIES have confirmed one of their players has tested positive for coronavirus after the second round of Premier League testing.

The Dorset club this morning issued a statement regarding the positive case but have asked for confidentiality regarding the player’s identity.

The statement comes after two positive test results were announced by the Premier League on Saturday night, from 996 players and staff.

In a statement issued by the club this morning, Cherries said: “AFC Bournemouth can confirm that one of its players has tested positive for COVID-19, following the club’s second round of testing.

“Medical confidentiality means the player’s name will not be disclosed, and the club asks for this to be respected.

“In line with Premier League protocols regarding positive tests, he will self-isolate for a period of seven days before being tested again at a later date.

“Following strict adherence of the Premier League’s return to training regulations, the club’s training ground remains a safe working environment for players and backroom staff, who will continue to be tested for COVID-19 twice per week.”