Forest Green Rovers' Boxing Day match against Newport County has been postponed.

The game, due to take place at Rodney Parade on Boxing Day, has been called of due to Covid-19 cases in the Rovers squad.

Forest Green informed the league that it would be unable to fulfil the fixture due to the number of positive cases among the playing staff.

A host of EFL games have been postponed during the past week following an increased transmission rate of the Omicron variant.

Table-topping Forest Green have now seen their last three games called off and will face a fixture backlog in the new year as they attempt to win promotion to League One.

A Forest Green statement read: "Our League Two fixture versus Newport County on Sunday 26th December has been postponed.

"We informed the EFL that we would be unable to fulfil the fixture at Rodney Parade due to a number of positive COVID-19 cases in the squad.

"A rearranged date for the fixture will be confirmed in due course."

Rovers are due to host Exeter City on December 29 and Stevenage on New Year's Day. 

They have not played since a 5-5 draw with Oldham on December 11.