Wolves’ Boxing Day clash with Watford has been postponed due to the number of Covid cases in the Hornets’ ranks.

A statement on Wolves’ offical website read: “The decision was taken with guidance from medical advisors, with Watford suffering an ongoing outbreak of positive Covid-19 cases, leaving them with an insufficient number of first-team players available to fulfil the game.

“A request was made to the Premier League board by Watford a decision was made quickly, to provide sufficient notice to supporters of both clubs planning to attend the fixture, initially scheduled for 12.30pm on Sunday.”

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Two Wolves players – Daniel Podence and Ki-Jana Hoever have taken to Twitter to react to the postponement.

It is clear both men were looking forward to the traditional Boxing Day clash, where Wolves would have been aiming to get back to winning ways.

There has been plenty of talk about whether players are playing too much football at a time when they are put under physical strain, but it seems the two Old Gold men were keen to get out there.

It does mean that Wolves have an extended period of preparation before the clash with Arsenal, and avoid the incredibly tight turnaround.

That game will take place on Tuesday December 28 at the Emirates Stadium, before Wolves travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on January 3.

The Watford game would have represented a winnable home clash amid a really tough run against plenty of elite sides.

But the fixture calendar starts to look a bit kinder in the New Year, although Wolves will be without Willy Boly and Romain Saiss when they go to the Africa Cup of Nations.

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