Leeds (England) : Premier League fixture between Leeds United and Aston Villa has been postponed, the clubs confirmed on Sunday.
The match, which was scheduled for December 28, was put off due to Covid-19 cases in the Leeds squad.
“We can confirm our Premier League game with Aston Villa on 28th December 2021 has been postponed,” said Leeds in a statement.
Although there are no new cases in the squad, Leeds noted that the club doesn’t have a “first-team” as players who had tested positive for Covid are still undergoing their isolation period.
“Whilst there have been no new COVID cases in the playing squad, the majority of those who tested positive prior to the Liverpool game are not yet out of isolation.
“Therefore, we still do not have enough recognised first-team players to meet the Premier League requirements for the fixture,” the club added.
Meanwhile, Aston Villa in a release “send our best wishes and a speedy recovery to everyone affected at Leeds United.”
Aston Villa are sitting at 10th place with 22 points, while Leeds are at 16th spot with 16 points in the Premier League table.