Tottenham Hotspurs have been out of action for a week and are expecting a third successive match to be postponed due to the covid outbreak at the club.
The Lilywhites missed the mid-week UEFA Conference League tie against Rennes and also missed the Premier League game-week 15 clash against Brighton & Hobe Albion.
Spurs had reported 13 positive tests at the club earlier this week. Eight of these were first-team players and the rest were background staff members. As a result, the training ground was forced to close and is set to be closed until Monday.
The festive schedule means that games are coming thick and fast and Spurs were expected to travel to King Power Stadium to face Leicester City on Thursday. But The Athletic have reported that Spurs are expecting the game to be postponed.
The majority of the eight squad members returned with a positive test and are still in quarantine. The North London side are expected to lodge another appeal for the game to be postponed.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers still expects the Tottenham clash to go ahead
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers still expects the Tottenham clash to go ahead. When asked if the game would go ahead in his press conference, Rodgers said:
“Not as of yet. Like today, with all of our issues, I was keen for us to play the game. We’ve got a raft of players out but we’ve it’s an opportunity for other players, younger players, to get a chance. So today we’ve gained in every way.
“We’ll see how we are and how we recover over the next few days. I haven’t heard anything to say it’s not on. Obviously with the European decision as well, with Tottenham able to play, I suspect the game will go ahead. We haven’t been told anything otherwise.”
Covid outbreak in Manchester United squad
Reports coming out of Old Trafford this morning suggest that a number of Manchester United squad members have tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the Brentford clash on Tuesday.
Due to the outbreak, the training session on Sunday was called off. The rest of the squad trained outside and individual and non-contact sessions were held.
But the Premier League clash against Brentford on Tuesday is still expected to go abrasive despite the Covid outbreak.
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