John Coleman shares the disappointment of everyone that yesterday’s game with Cambridge United was postponed but feels it was the right decision in the end.
Persistent rain in East Lancashire since the weekend left areas of the Wham Stadium surface waterlogged despite the best efforts of groundstaff and sections of the pitch being covered.
After back to back home victories the Stanley manager was keen to get his team out there again but had no complaints about the referee’s ultimate decision.
“It’s very frustrating for us because we had a good win on Saturday and we wanted to be going into another game on the crest of a wave really,” he said. “It’s frustrating for the players because they prepare properly for the game and it’s a bit of a come down when it doesn’t happen and of course it’s frustrating for everyone who travelled or had planned to come to the game.
“From our point of view it does disrupt our week and disrupts our preparations for Saturday at Doncaster but there are no arguments from me about the game being called off – the pitch wasn’t fit enough due to too much standing water.
“I’ve been quick to be critical of the fact that games have been played when they shouldn’t have been played in the past so you won’t get any arguments from me about this one.
“It’s another game that we’re going to have to slot in and it makes the run in that little bit more demanding but we just have to accept it.
“There’s no guarantee we would have won the game but you always want to play when you’re in form. That makes it frustrating but we just have to get on with it.”