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Manager sympathises with fans

23 Feb 2010 09:56:58

Manager sympathises with fans

Kevin Blackwell has revealed his frustration at the late postponement at Peterborough at the weekend... Jarnail Singh made the late decision to call the game OFF at 12:30PM when most fans had set off, and some already there! Peterborough claim that only a part of the pitch was unplayable, and Kevin Blackwell backs this up, but did anyone see Rotherham United and Shrewsbury Town last night? That went ahead through hard work and determination by the groundstaff, the Millers' youth team and volunteers. "We felt a bit let down because we were in the hotel almost ready to set-off when we heard that there was a doubt - if it was unplayable at noon it must have been unplayable long before that. "It is disappointing that many supporters got all the way down - there was snow on one side of the pitch in the shadow of the stand and on the other where the sun had melted the ice it was virtually standing in water. "Although I understand from Peterborough's point of view that they were probably desperate to get the game on, surely our fans had to be considered - it was hardly ten minutes down the road for them." Blackwell also revealed what plans he had in mind for Saturday's game with the Posh. He continued: "Marcel Seip, still recovering form a hamstring injury, would have had to play at right-back and Chris Morgan had had an injection for his rib to play but they needed time before playing - and extra week now means that 'Morgs' will definitely be fit, whilst Seip can't play against Plymouth anyway because he is on loan from them. "Kyle Bartley was estimated to be between ten and fourteen days away when he picked up a knock so his availability at the weekend will still be touch and go - it depends on how quickly he recovers."


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