KELTY HEARTS' League Two derby with Cowdenbeath this afternoon has been called off, the SPFL have announced.

In the last few minutes, the governing body have said that, following a request from the Blue Brazil, the match has been postponed due to insufficient players because of Covid cases.

A new date for the game will be confirmed in due course.

Speaking to his club's website, Kelty Hearts general manager, Dean McKenzie, said: "Naturally we are disappointed with this morning's news, however we send our best wishes to those players involved and wish them a speedy recovery.

"We as a club were made aware of the medical issues from the SPFL yesterday evening at around 6pm, however the SPFL were made aware of these issues from Cowdenbeath late last week.

"We were hopeful that Cowdenbeath FC would be able to resolve their playing squad issues. Sadly this hasn’t happened and therefore the SPFL had no choice but to postpone todays derby game.

"Apologies to all supporters who were attending todays game either in person at New Central Park or digitally via Kelty Hearts TV."

In League One, the match between Alloa Athletic and Falkirk has also been called off following a similar request from the Bairns.

Kelty went into the game seven points clear of Forfar Athletic at the top of the table, while Cowdenbeath are bottom, seven points adrift of Elgin City.