SHREWSBURY have confirmed manager Steve Cotterill will not be at the rearranged FA Cup third-round tie away to Saints on Tuesday as he continues to recover from COVID-19.

The fixture had originally been scheduled to be played last weekend, but was postponed because of a coronavirus outbreak at the League One club.

The rescheduling in turn meant Saints' Premier League game at Leeds on January 20 will now be moved to an as yet unconfirmed date.

A Shrewsbury club statement read: “Steve is continuing his recovery from COVID-19 following a positive test result. Aaron Wilbraham and David Longwell will take charge of first team duties until Steve’s return.

“All at Shrewsbury Town would like to wish Steve well in his recovery and the club asks that his privacy is respected during this time.

“With the club being so badly affected by the new strain of Covid-19, with some of the staff and players suffering serious effects of the virus, we urge all in our local community to follow the government guidance."