Bury v Sheffield United rated as doubtful

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BURY have rated the chance of their match at home to Sheffield United tomorrow going ahead as "doubtful".

A pitch inspection has been called for 9.30am tomorrow morning, but the club said that the early signs do not look good.

A statement released by Bury read: “Tuesday night’s game can only be classed as doubtful. With heavy snow in the area overnight, the pitch is currently covered with three inches of snow on top of the covers.”

Conditions have worsened since Saturday, when Bury’s match at home to Stevenage was called off due to a frozen pitch.

The statement added: “Saturday’s game was postponed due to several areas of the pitch being frozen solid, namely the corners, the side of the pitch under the South Stand and both penalty areas. That remains unchanged.

“Temperatures overnight will not help matters, with already some forecasting websites showing a drop to -5.

“With all this in mind, the club will be seeking a pitch inspection at the earliest opportunity.

“With a large crowd expected and a heavy snow fall in the surrounding area, conditions will be difficult.

“Also, with heavy snow overnight in and around the Pennines, we also have to think of the Sheffield United fans travelling to the game.”

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