Burnley v Leicester City POSTPONED

Burnley's home game against Leicester City on Saturday has been postponed.

Friday, 14th January 2022, 10:54 am
Turf Moor

The club have confirmed the fixture is off,having applied for a postponement with the Premier League, due to Covid cases, injuries and the unavailability of Maxwel Cornet, away at the African Cup of Nations.

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The Clarets trained with only 16 players last Thursday ahead of their FA Cup exit at home to Huddersfield Town, where they fielded only 12 senior outfield players in a squad of 18.

And with the sale of Chris Wood to Newcastle United going through yesterday, after the Magpies triggered a transfer release clause, the Clarets were left with only one fit senior striker, with Ashley Barnes last week described as being "weeks away" after a thigh problem, while Matej Vydra is carrying a hernia/groin problem which requires surgery.

Burnley now have four games to reschedule, with the home game with Watford, postponed last month, already scheduled for Tuesday night.