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Burton Albion Game Called Off

Match Postponed Close To Kick-Off

9 February 2021

Tonight’s Sky Bet League One home fixture against Burton Albion has been postponed.

Referee Chris Sarginson called the game off just prior to kick-off following concerns over a particular area of the pitch that was frozen.    

“I looked at the pitch at 6pm and I was happy, but since the lights have been taken off, the playing surface has deteriorated so much,” the match official explained.

“We’re at the stage now, at 7pm, where there are hard bits on the surface in one half and with two hours before we complete the game at 9pm, there’s no way we’re going to get through. The temperature is dropping and it’s only going to harden up and get worse. Player safety has to come into it.”

A new date for the match will be confirmed in due course.   

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