Trollope thankful for postponement

03 February 2009 12:28
Trollope insists it was the correct decision to call off the game due to adverse weather conditions, and is glad of the extra time to get his injured players back to fitness.

He told the club's official website: "I believe that's good for all concerned rather than a late decision being taken and hoping for a thaw and for the snow to stop.

"Naturally we are disappointed that the game is off, because it was a quick chance for us to get back to winning ways. Nevertheless we wouldn't want to play in farcical conditions, we want it played on a good pitch and in good conditions so that we can play our football.

"Sometimes these things work for you, and maybe it's a blessing in disguise, as we have two or three players like Rickie Lambert, Steve Elliot and Jeff Hughes, who may have struggled to make the game.

"Now our attention quickly turns to Saturday and the visit of Huddersfield to the Memorial Stadium, and we will be trying to minimise the effect the weather has on our preparations."

Source: Team_Talk