Wayne Rooney: Derby County forward tests negative for Covid-19 but must self-isolate

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Derby County forward Wayne Rooney will have to self-isolate for 10 days after a friend who visited him at home on Thursday tested positive for Covid-19.

The former England captain, 34, has confirmed he does not have the virus himself but will still have to miss Derby’s next three matches.

Rooney last played in the Rams’ 1-0 league defeat by Watford on Friday.

Derby say Rooney must self-isolate until Thursday, 29 October in line with UK government and EFL guidelines.

It means the former Everton and Manchester United player will be unavailable for Derby’s Championship fixtures against Huddersfield on Tuesday, East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest at home on Friday and for the visit of Cardiff City on Wednesday, 28 October.