Scottish Daily Mail

Covid-hit Foxes’ visit to Everton KO’d again


LEICESTER’S clash with Everton has been postponed for the second time in a month after Brendan Rodgers’ team were left with only eight outfield players. The FA Cup holders began their defence of the trophy with a comfortabl­e win over Watford despite having 17 members of their firstteam squad unavailabl­e, with none expected back for the trip to Goodison scheduled for tomorrow. The match has already been rearranged once after a Covid outbreak in the Leicester squad meant they did not travel to Merseyside for the original December 19 date. Leicester said they had ‘an insufficie­nt number of first-team players available to fulfil the match due to Covid-19 cases, injuries and players on internatio­nal duty at the Africa Cup of Nations’. After watching his side knock out Watford, Rodgers said: ‘We’ve been stretched in terms of numbers and for the integrity of the league we will assess where we’re at.’

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