Saturday’s FA Cup second round replay against Bristol Rovers has been postponed.
Match referee Andy Davies inspected the pitch at The Checkartade.com Stadium at lunchtime and found it waterlogged. With more heavy rain forecast the decision was made early to postpone the fixture to prevent Bristol Rovers and their fans making an unnecessary journey.
Chief Executive Michael Dunford said: “We had another deluge last night and parts of the pitch, particularly on the West Stand side, are under water. Taking into account the forecast for more rain tomorrow we have made an early decision to call the game off.
“The forecast for the early part of next week is not encouraging which is why we have delayed re-staging the game until Wednesday to give us the best chance of playing it then.”
The winners are away to Birmingham City in the third round on a date to be confirmed.
Reds, Rovers and Birmingham will all be in Sunday’s fourth round draw and are ball no. 28 in the draw, which takes place at 2pm and is live on ITV 1.