Wolves’ Premier League clash with Watford was likely called off because of new cases later during this week, according to The Athletic’s Tim Spiers.
The Lowdown: Wolves game postponed
There will be no Boxing Day game for Wanderers fans to look forward to this year, with their Premier League clash with Watford postponed.
That’s due to the Hornets’ squad having too many positive tests for Covid-19, meaning they cannot field a squad of 13 plus a goalkeeper, so the match will have to be rescheduled.
There isn’t a huge amount of transparency being provided by clubs currently, in terms of naming numbers of players affected, leading to plenty of frustration amongst fans, managers and clubs, with the likes of Jurgen Klopp and Sean Dyche calling for more openness from the Premier League.
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The Latest: Spiers provides explanation
After one Wolves supporter correctly pointed out that new guidelines reducing the isolation period from ten to seven days means the eight-day gap from Watford’s last match should be sufficient, Spiers gave an 11-word answer regarding why the Boxing Day game still couldn’t go ahead:
“May have had more cases at the start of this week.”
The Verdict: Extra rest for Lage’s men
The Boxing Day game is one of the best fixtures of the season in English football, so it is a huge shame to see Wolves not in action.
That being said, the postponement could potentially keep legs fresh going into the trip to Arsenal next Tuesday lunchtime, giving them more chance of picking up a positive result at the Emirates.
Avoiding fatigue at a busy point in the season is rarely easy but Bruno Lage’s men may have been aided, in that respect – a blessing in disguise for the players, even despite the blow for the supporters.
In other news, some Wolves fans are fuming at a transfer update. Read more here.
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