Date: 29th December 2014 at 2:33pm
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Tonight`s match against Oldham has been postponed due to concerns over player safety.

Reds Chief Executive Ben Mansford said, “It is unfortunate but the referee has a decision to make with concerns of player safety.

“Our undersoil heating has been running since Boxing Day, but with sub-zero temperatures expected by kick-off tonight, the pitch will certainly be unplayable.

“Our staff and Barnsley Council have worked tirelessly over the weekend to give the game a best possible chance of going ahead, but we can`t control the weather.

“The issue is not the snowfall but the very low temperatures which means the snow has frozen and turned into ice, which will not thaw in these temperatures.

“Although Barnsley Council have gritted the roads and car park, the lack of traffic on the local roads means that the salt and grit have not been able to take effect.”

Conspiracy theorists are already suggesting that the reds deliberately didn`t turn on the undersoil heating in time due to the clubs current mini injury crisis.

If this is the case then it is good thinking from the reds. Oldham at home is a must win in our current predicament so hopefully we can have some new recruits and everyone fit by the time the fixture is rearranged.

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