For the second time in nine days City fans were frustrated by the postponement of an away fixture due to a frozen pitch. At 10.30 this morning referee, Alan Woolmer, and the two managers inspected the Keepmoat Stadium surface and agreed to call off today’s Championship fixture. It is hard to imagine that Nigel Pearson will be too disappointed with the postponement in view of the injury problems that have blighted his defence in the last week. Both Wayne Brown and Jack Hobbs were doubtful for today’s game and the prospect of a makeshift defence for a difficult fixture means that this postponement may be regarded as a blessing for City.
Travelling City fans will be hugely frustrated by another unexpected ‘call-off’. Fans arriving in Donny unaware of the situation were hearing the news whilst bathed in warm, winter sun and scratching their heads as to why the match was not on.
No date has yet been agreed for the rearranged fixture.