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Swindon game postponed

1 January 2014

Pitch fails inspection

Today's Sky Bet League One game against Swindon at the County Ground has been postponed.

Referee Steven Rushton called the game off at 1pm, two hours before kick off, because of a waterlogged pitch, following a lengthy pitch inspection.

Mr Rushton said: "The pitch already had a lot of water on it and the forecast suggested another 4-5 hours of rain. Player safety is the main concern."

Reds' coach Guy Whittingham said: "It's disappointing because we have prepared well and were looking forward to the game but it's no surprise really given the amount of rain we've had today. We'll start focussing now on Saturday's game against Bristol Rovers."

A new date for the fixture will be confirmed as soon as possible. 

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