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Southampton’s clash with Leeds’ will be pushed back to accommodate their FA Cup draw with Shrewsbury

Southampton’s Premier League clash with Leeds ‘will be pushed back to March to accommodate their postponed FA Cup game with Shrewsbury, which will now take place next Tuesday’.

  • Southampton’s league game in Leeds next Wednesday will be postponed
  • Saints’ postponed FA Cup game with Shrewsbury will be rescheduled for next week
  • The third round match was called off last week due to a Covid outbreak in Shrewsbury

Leeds’s Premier League clash with Southampton next Wednesday will reportedly be pushed back to another date to accommodate the Saints’ postponed FA Cup game with Shrewsbury.

The FA Cup game was scheduled to take place over the weekend but was called off due to an outbreak of coronavirus cases in the League One camp.

Shrewsbury threatened to lose the chance for a place in the fourth round, but the Athletic claim the tie in the third round is now moved to next Tuesday, January 19.

Southampton's Premier League game in Leeds will be postponed to allow for a draw in Shrewsbury

Southampton’s Premier League game in Leeds will be postponed to allow for a draw in Shrewsbury

Marcelo Bielsa's men have agreed to move the race, which could take place in March

Marcelo Bielsa's men have agreed to move the race, which could take place in March

Marcelo Bielsa’s men have agreed to move the race, which could take place in March

The FA has postponed the game to allow the club to fulfill the game and the reshuffle is expected to be announced in the coming days.

As a result, Southampton’s game against Leeds – which was set to take place 24 hours after their rescheduled FA draw with Shrewsbury – will have to be postponed.

The same report claims that Leeds has agreed to move the game – which will now likely happen sometime in March – and is awaiting confirmation from the Premier League.

Marcelo Bielsa’s men now have a ten-day gap between Saturday’s match against Brighton and their next match in Newcastle.

The Premier League side already has a weekend off next week after dropping out of the FA Cup early after a major setback against Crawley in fourth tier.

Shrewsbury was unable to play in the FA Cup game last weekend due to a Covid breakout in their squad

Shrewsbury was unable to play in the FA Cup game last weekend due to a Covid breakout in their squad

Shrewsbury was unable to play in the FA Cup game last weekend due to a Covid breakout in their squad

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