COLCHESTER United recorded no new positive tests following the latest round of Covid-19 testing at Florence Park.

U's players and staff were tested at the club's training ground over the course of Sunday (June 7), Monday (June 8) and Tuesday (June 9), with zero individuals testing positive.

The EFL have confirmed that there were no positive tests from the 135 players and club staff who were tested at the four League Two clubs who are now preparing for the play-offs.

There were no positive tests at Exeter City - the U's play-off semi-final opponents - Northampton Town and Cheltenham Town.

It is the third successive time that Colchester have recorded no positive tests for Covid-19 from their players and club staff, as they build up to their big two-legged affair against Exeter.

Prior to that, four of the U's players and staff tested positive for Covid-19 during the testing that had taken place on Thursday (May 28) and Friday (May 29).

Colchester's players have been training for the last nine days, as they prepare for their play-off.

John McGreal's side will be at home in the first leg next Thursday (June 18) with a 5.15pm kick-off.

The second leg will see the U's travel to Exeter on Monday June 22, with a 5.15pm kick-off.

The League Two play-off final will then take place at Wembley on June 29, with a 7.30pm kick-off.

Tests for coronavirus are taking place twice a week at clubs who have returned to training.

In keeping with guidelines, every U's player or member of staff who attends their Florence Park training ground must complete a screening protocol to detect any symptoms in a manner devised by the club doctor, prior to entering the venue.

Colchester's players and staff are also being required to complete a daily medical questionnaire submitted before arrival at the training ground on training days.

If this is not submitted before arrival, access to the training ground will be denied.

As the fixture programme resumes, the EFL will make a central announcement of Covid-19 test results every Wednesday at midday to continue to support competition integrity and transparency.

No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the League.