The Professional Game Board bigwigs who decide which sides will be kicked out of the FA Cup

SHREWSBURY face being booted out of the FA Cup after being unable to field a team against Southampton because of Covid-19.

Aston Villa are also at risk after the club announced on Thursday they have closed their Bodymoor Heath training ground because of a coronavirus outbreak.

Wembley chiefs said the final decision on the Shrews will be taken by the Professional Game Board next week.

But who is on the Board? SunSport explains here.

Peter McCormick: Long-standing Premier League solicitor and board member who is currently acting chairman of the FA following Greg Clarke’s resignation.

Rebecca Caplehorn: One of Spurs chief exec Daniel Levy’s key lieutenants in N17 after joining from QPR in 2015.

Paul Barber: Brighton chief executive who formerly served on the boards of Spurs – under Levy – and the FA.

Phil Alexander: More than two decades as chief executive at Crystal Palace.

Made one appearance for Norwich, played for a number of non-league clubs and the London Monarchs American Football side.


Rick Parry: EFL chairman who fought and won the bail-out battle with the Prem.

Was the first chief executive of the Prem and also served on Liverpool's board.

Mark Ashton: Bristol City chief executive who rejoined the club from a similar role at Oxford in 2016. On the EFL board.

Jez Moxey: Much-travelled administrator and former basketball player now at Burton after spells at Rangers, Stoke, Wolves and Norwich.

John Nixon: Currently 'director of external affairs' and co-owner at Carlisle after filling a number of roles at the Cumbrian club.

Was an executive with Pirelli tyre company.


Villa are set to host Liverpool in the third round of the FA Cup on Friday which could now be at risk.

And on Thursday, a club statement read: "Aston Villa can confirm the club has closed its Bodymoor Heath training ground after a significant Coronavirus outbreak.

"A large number of first team players and staff returned positive tests after being routinely tested on Monday and immediately went into isolation.

"A second round of testing was carried out immediately and produced more positive results today.

"First team training ahead of Friday's FA Cup match with Liverpool was cancelled.

"Discussions are ongoing between medical representatives of the Club, the Football Association and the Premier League."

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