TOMORROW night's game at Barrow is set to go ahead despite Covid still posing a problem throughout football.

There were no issues with Latics’ home against Scunthorpe, although interim head coach Selim Benachour revealed afterwards he had two Covid related absences, while Davis Keillor-Dunn started on the bench having missed a week's training after contracting the virus.

Latics’ next two opponents Barrow, who they play at Holker Street tomorrow (kick-off 7.45pm) and Hartlepool United, who they face at Victoria Park on New Year’s Day were also able to fulfil their Boxing Day fixtures.

They were the only games to be played in League Two on the day, and at the time of going to press only two games in the division were scheduled to be played tonight, with nine postponed due to Covid.

Only nine games throughout the EFL were played on Boxing Day, while as of last night 11 were set to be played today.

And it has been revealed that in the English Football League, a quarter of players at its member clubs “do not intend to get a vaccine” against Covid-19.

According to data, as of last month 31 per cent of players have not received a first dose.

The EFL revealed the figures as it introduced tighter protocols at first-team training grounds and enforced more regular testing.

Vaccine data collected by the EFL in November showed 75 per cent of players were either fully vaccinated, had had a single jab or intended to be vaccinated.

Double-vaccinated players totalled 59 per cent, with 10 per cent having had a single dose at the time, while 6 per cent were set to get a first jab.

However, 25 per cent of players said they "currently do not intend to get a vaccine".

Unvaccinated players deemed a close contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus must self-isolate for 10 days under the legal requirements set out by the UK government.