Snow shift on cards

ROTHERHAM United must beat the snow if they are to get their game on against Aldershot Town at Don Valley Stadium on Saturday.

With the pitch and its surroundings still deeply covered, the club are planning to ask volunteers to come in tomorrow and help with a clearance effort.

Chief operating officer Paul Douglas said: "There is a hell of a lot of snow on the pitch but it is playable underneath and the snow is protecting it at the moment from the frost.

"The rising temperatures forecast for Thursday and Friday offer us a glimmer of hope and if we can get enough people in and get properly organised then we can get the pitch uncovered.

"Aldershot are travelling up the day before the game and we don't want them travelling unnecessarily so we will be looking for a decision on Friday morning."

The Millers' game at Gillingham last weekend fell victim to the weather, meaning they have not played since drawing with Northampton Town just over a fortnight ago.

Rotherham Titans have also been out of action for a couple of weeks.

They are scheduled to take on Welsh outfit Llandovery in the British and Irish Cup at Clifton Lane on Saturday but the chances of play are said to be doubtful.