Rotherham United hit by postponement No 5

Rotherham United hit by postponement No 5

By Paul Davis | 12/02/2021

Rotherham United hit by postponement No 5
AESSEAL New York Stadium

ROTHERHAM United today suffered their fifth postponement of the season when their Championship home clash with QPR was called off because of a frozen pitch.

The match had been due to be played at AESSEAL New York Stadium tomorrow afternoon but sub-zero temperatures in South Yorkshire have left the surface too dangerous to play on.

The Millers have already seen matches at New York against Derby County (coronavirus outbreak), Cardiff City (snow) and Derby again (waterlogged pitch) postponed in their 2020/21 campaign while their Boxing Day clash at Middlesbrough also fell victim to Covid.

Extra covers had been used on the pitch this week but the icy blast of the last few days still proved to be too much.

"With the freezing temperatures not set to improve significantly in the next 24 hours, the decision has been made to postpone the game – prior to QPR making the journey to Rotherham," a club statement read.

An EFL match official conducted an inspection at 11am this morning and ruled that the frozen surface posed a risk to player safety.

The Millers are now contacting QPR to arrange a new date.

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