Mick McCarthy was made to attend for his first match as Blackpool supervisor after Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship house conflict with Huddersfield was postponed because of a frozen pitch.
The contest at Bloomfield Road had been set to open McCarthy’s tenure after he was positioned answerable for the Seasiders for the rest of the season on Thursday, succeeding the sacked Michael Appleton.
But an announcement from Blackpool at 10.45am on Saturday mentioned: “This afternoon’s game against Huddersfield Town has been postponed due to a frozen pitch.
“Despite the best efforts of the club’s groundstaff with covers and lighting rigs, areas of the playing surface have been deemed too hard to play on.”
Other fixtures from Saturday’s soccer schedule falling foul to freezing situations included Lincoln versus Burton and Peterborough in opposition to Charlton in League One, the latter being confirmed simply after 1.30pm.
In League Two, there have been bulletins that Barrow’s house match in opposition to Salford, Bradford’s conflict with Carlisle, Crewe v Stockport, Grimsby v Harrogate, Newport v AFC Wimbledon, Northampton v Mansfield, Sutton v Crawley and Walsall v Swindon had been postponed.
Barrow revealed they had been making an official criticism concerning the determination to postpone their match, with an announcement on their official web site saying: “Despite a soft playing surface, referee Sam Barrott has taken the decision to postpone this afternoon’s game against Salford City.
“The club can confirm that we have approached PGMOL and the EFL for a written statement to enquire as to why the game has been postponed, and to make an official complaint.
“The club would like to apologise to both Barrow and Salford City fans who travelled for the fixture, please understand this decision was entirely out of the club’s hands and we were both confident and keen for the game to be played.”
On Friday, Bristol Rovers internet hosting Wycombe and Port Vale’s journey to Morecambe had fallen in League One due to icy pitches, and Doncaster’s League Two recreation in opposition to Tranmere on the Eco-Power Stadium was additionally postponed on security grounds.
The Vanarama National League has suffered on account of the dangerous climate as effectively with video games at Eastleigh, Halifax, Gateshead, Maidenhead, Oldham, Solihull and Woking unable to go forward.
Meanwhile, Saturday’s race assembly at Haydock was referred to as off because of a frozen monitor.