By Saikat Mandal

26th Dec, 2021 | 2:30pm

Leeds United clash v Aston Villa postponed

Phil Hay has shared that Leeds United clash against Aston Villa in the Premier League has been postponed.

Due to the rise of Covid cases, the Leeds fixture against Liverpool on Boxing Day was also called off.

Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard is isolating after he has picked up covid symptoms.

In his Athletic piece, Phil Hay wrote, “Despite the official closure of Thorp Arch, special dispensation was given to Leeds for their injured players to attend the training ground for treatment, potentially enhancing the chance of some of them recovering in time for Tuesday’s fixture.”

He said on Twitter: “Announcement from the Premier League – Leeds United v Aston Villa on Dec 28 has been postponed.”

Good news?

While Leeds United fans will be disappointed to find that games during the festive period are being called off, the rising cases of Covid-19 have been kept in mind.

Health remains the first priority at the moment.

According to reports from the Athletic, Leeds lack the necessary quota of players required to play a Premier League game.

They had been in talks with the Premier League to postpone the game, and the decision has been taken.

Hay has claimed that special dispensation was given to Leeds for their injured players to attend the training ground for treatment.

The news comes as a big boost for the club as they can now get their players fit ahead of the New Year.

Leeds are struggling badly in the league, and a break from games might help them recapture their old form.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are ready to make major January signings with unexpected deals to force action