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Norwich boss Dean Smith believes that there should be a number of Covid cases a club has for a Premier League fixture to be called off. A depleted Norwich team suffered a 2-0 loss at the hands of Aston Villa. Lukas Rupp, Pierre Lees-Melou, Christos Tzolis, and Josh Sargent all missed out due to the coronavirus. The loss was their third consecutive after a promising start to his stint as manager.

“Our sporting director (Stuart Webber) spoke to the Premier League on guidance when we have symptomatic players around us,” Norwich boss Dean Smith said. “We played Tottenham, they had an outbreak. We played Man United, they had an outbreak. We wanted guidance over would it be fair on Villa if we had symptomatic players around us?”

“I am not saying all our players are symptomatic and have Covid because some are injured,” he added. “Grant (Hanley) did his shoulder on Saturday and Ozan Kabak went down, so we have injured players, but we probably need a magic number telling us how many is enough. What we don’t want to be doing is taking risks going into games where there is an opportunity for it to be passed around during a game. I don’t know [about West Ham]. I will find out over the next 48 hours from the medical staff about our cases. I have seen new Premier League protocols where we are tested every day. The heat is on, not just across football but across the country.”

Also, Read Football Results: Norwich 0-2 Aston Villa

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