Sean Dyche calls for clarity after being left out the loop as Burnley vs Watford postponed due to Covid-19

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Sean Dyche calls for clarity after being left out the loop as Burnley vs Watford postponed due to Covid-19
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Burnley boss Sean Dyche is still waiting on the Premier League or Watford to explain the circumstances of Wednesday night’s game against the Hornets being postponed.

A Covid-19 outbreak in the Watford camp led to their match at Turf Moor being abandoned only hours before it was due to begin.

It followed a similar late postponement of Burnley’s recent game against Tottenham, due to snow, with Brentford, Manchester United, Leicester and Tottenham also being hit by a number of positive tests.

Dyche said: “We didn't find out until 4.40pm. We hadn't heard anything from Watford about the possible situation.

“And then it came to light that they had Covid cases and the game had to be cancelled. It was very late that's for sure.”

Burnley will now turn their attention to a scheduled clash with Aston Villa on Saturday - although the Midlanders have also had cases in their camp.

Dyche said of the postponement: "It's not a big drama, it's happened, it's dealt with, the next one comes around very quickly.

“I'm sure the Premier League will report to us about why it was called off because we haven't got any of the detail yet but we move forward, it's as simple as that. What's done is done.

"It's about getting an awareness of what is going to make a game called off and what's not going to make a game be called off."

Burnley have several current Covid cases themselves, although Dyche revealed only one is a player and they are confident he was isolated quickly enough not to have an impact on the rest of the squad.

Additional reporting by PA Media.

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