Lambert admits Wycombe game likely to be postponed
Town boss Paul Lambert has admitted it is likely that Town’s fixture against Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday 12th October will get postponed due to international call ups.
When asked about the possibility, Lambert replied: “It all depends on if the lads get called up. We need to weigh that up and see where we are with that. It depends how many get called up.”
Town are able to postpone games played on international weeks if they have three or more qualifying players called up.
That weekend is designated for international fixtures, with no Premier League and Championship games taking place.
League One and League Two have a full fixture list but if a club receives three international call-ups then that club has the right to ask permission for the scheduled game to be postponed.
Anthony Georgiou, on loan from Tottenham, has been named in Cyprus’ squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers away to Kazakhstan on Thursday, 10 October and at home to Russia three days later.
Armando Dobra has been given a call-up as well. The Blues midfielder is in the Albania U19 squad for a friendly against Poland on 14 October.
Alan Judge is also expected to be in contention for a spot in the Republic of Ireland squad having featured for the Boys in Green in their most recent Euro qualifier against Switzerland.
Earlier this month Town’s trip to Rochdale was postponed because of international fixtures (now to be played on Tuesday, 5 November).
That decision was made following call-ups for Anthony Georgiou, Armando Dobra, Andre Dozzell, Idris El Mizouni and Alan Judge.
Also likely to be moved due to international calls is the game at Oxford United on Saturday 16th November.