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Sheffield United v Burton Albion - Postponed (1/3/18)

Sheffield United v Burton Albion - Postponed (1/3/18)

Sheffield United were due to host Burton Albion at Bramall Lane this Saturday, but that game has now been called off owing to the weather.

The game was set for a 3pm kick-off however, due to the weather conditions in recent days during the build up to the game, and the conditions on the day when the referee inspected the pitch, this match has now been postponed.

Chief Operating Officer Andrew Birks told the Official Site about the decision taken on Thursday evening that although the pitch at Bramall Lane could've been prepared, there was a significant safety risk for fans in and around the stadium and the Safety Advisory Group, South Yorkshire Police and the EFL all agreed it was better to be safe than sorry.

'The conditions of the past couple of days have made preparing for Saturday's game very difficult and the biggest priority we have had to consider is supporter safety and wellbeing. The pitch is in fantastic condition and would be fit, the undersoil heating having been on for the last seven days, but the snow and ice, plus the threat of further arctic conditions, has prompted us to have conversations with the relevant authorities and the decision has been made with us unable to guarantee supporter safety.'

At least the decision was taken well ahead of time and not at the last minute when fans of both clubs could've been travelling.

A new date for the fixture will be announced once it has been agreed between both clubs and ratified by the Football League.


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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Thursday March 1 2018
Time: 5:28PM

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