OLDHAM Athletic boss Harry Kewell has tested positive for coronavirus.

Assistant Alan Maybury will take charge of tonight’s game against Carlisle, which after consultation with the EFL will go ahead as planned.

According to Latics, Kewell began to feel unwell towards the end of the weekend, Oldham having picked up their first League Two win of the season at Bolton on Saturday.

The Australian will now self-isolate for 10 days and as well as Carlisle will miss the games against Port Vale on Saturday and the trip to Southend next Tuesday night, October 27.

A Latics statement read: “Oldham Athletic can confirm that assistant head coach Alan Maybury will take charge of tonight's game on the touchline after a positive test for Covid-19 came back today for Harry Kewell.

“The head voach will now continue to self isolate for a period of 10 days after feeling unwell towards the end of the weekend.

“He was subsequently re-tested yesterday, but was not present at training since developing symptoms.

“Following consultation with the EFL, the game this evening against Carlisle United will continue as planned with a 7pm kick-off.

“Preparation behind-the-scenes for the game has continued as normal and the players along with Alan and the backroom staff will be assisted by Harry remotely during his isolation.

“The daily screening protocol and guidance from the EFL and government is still being followed in what is still a challenging time for all.

“Finally, the club would like to wish Harry a quick recovery and look forward to welcoming him back once it is safe for him to do so.

“He will be absent from tonight’s game as well as the Port Vale and Southend fixtures.”