Burnley request Watford postponement

Burnley have made a request to the Premier League to postpone Tuesday night's home game with Watford.

By Chris Boden
Monday, 17th January 2022, 2:42 pm
Updated Monday, 17th January 2022, 6:36 pm

The Premier League have tweeted: "The #PL has received a postponement request from @BurnleyOfficial relating to their home match against @WatfordFC, due to be played at 7:30pm GMT on Tuesday 18 Jan.

"The #PL Board will meet later today to review the application and inform both clubs and their fans of its decision."

The game was initially called off last month after a request from Watford was granted, due to "an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak within Watford’s squad".

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Turf Moor

That was the first of three Burnley games postponed last month due to a request by the opposition, with Aston Villa and Everton following suit.

Burnley's request to call off Saturday's home game with Leicester was granted, so the Clarets have, with the Spurs game in November falling foul of heavy snow, five games to fit into the schedule.

The Clarets only had 12 senior outfield players available for the FA Cup exit to Huddersfield Town last Saturday, and have since lost striker Chris Wood after Newcastle met his transfer release clause.