Scott Parker has admitted Fulham’s match at Burnley tomorrow is in doubt as he defended his club’s actions over the postponed trip to Tottenham.
Fulham are awaiting the results of their latest round of Covid-19 tests on Friday night before discovering if they will have enough players to face Burnley in the Premier League.
Their London derby against Spurs was called off after a surge in coronavirus cases, which had risen to six players and four members of staff by Wednesday, the scheduled day of the game.
Fulham boss Scott Parker (left) admits he understands the frustration from Tottenham counterpart Jose Mourinho (right) in seeing their fixture being called off late on Wednesday
‘I don’t know if the Burnley game is going to get played or not,’ said Parker.
Fulham will train this morning before departing for Burnley in the afternoon.
Parker said it is possible some players would have to travel separately if they find they are negative after the main group have departed for Turf Moor.
‘That’s exactly how it is and where it is probably wrong,’ Parker said.
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Spurs boss Jose Mourinho was angry about their game being postponed just four hours before kick-off and not being kept updated by Fulham or the Premier League.
But yesterday Parker insisted all the information supporting Fulham’s request for a postponement was with the relevant authorities on Tuesday.
He added: ‘That information didn’t change until the game got called off.
‘I was in exactly the same position and I understand Jose’s frustration.’
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