Apr 24, 2018 at 7.45pm UK at ​Pride Park
DerbyDerby County
vs.
CardiffCardiff City
 

Neil Warnock angry over game postponement

Warnock angry over game postponement
© Offside
Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock admits that he is frustrated after his side's game at Derby County was cancelled hours before kickoff.

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has expressed his frustration that his side's Championship encounter at Derby County has been postponed due to safety concerns.

The game was due to kick off at midday today, but at 8.30am the Rams announced that the game had been called off following heavy snowfall in the area overnight.

The playing surface at Pride Park is believed to be fit to play on due to the ground's under-soil heating, but the decision came about due to the condition of the roads and streets around the stadium, leaving Warnock perplexed.

"We've got some of our fans outside that have travelled a distance, we've got some Derby fans outside that have come from miles away. You see all the comments," Warnock told Sky Sports News after arriving at Pride Park this morning.

"I'm sorry I can't accept that today - safety? We've come out from the middle of the countryside in the coach and the roads have been perfectly alright, so I just don't know where they're coming from with this. It leaves a sour taste for all the people that have travelled.

"Now the Football League will try to force us to play the next available date, which gives us three tough away games, so we're going to have to fight tooth and nail against that - we want it a week later than that. We shouldn't be punished for something like this because this is not our doing. I believe it's a big travesty, this today."

Warnock's side would have moved 10 points clear of third place in the Championship table with a win today.

Share this article now:
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Read Next:
This weekend's biggest games in world football
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
2Cardiff CityCardiff43268966363086
3Fulham442413776423485
4Aston Villa4424101071403182
5Middlesbrough442191463432072
6Millwall4418151155431269
7Derby CountyDerby4318141162451768
8Brentford4418141261491268
9Preston North EndPreston441716115445967
10Bristol City4417151265551066
11Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd44199165952766
12Leeds UnitedLeeds44169195662-657
13Norwich CityNorwich441415154654-857
14Ipswich TownIpswich44168205158-756
15Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds441314175459-553
16Queens Park RangersQPR441411195567-1253
17Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest43147224662-1649
18Hull City441115186967248
19Reading441013214866-1843
20Birmingham CityBirmingham44127253464-3043
21Bolton WanderersBolton44913223670-3440
22Barnsley43814214565-2038
23Burton Albion44911243579-4438
24Sunderland44616224878-3034

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand