FOREST GREEN GAME POSTPONED, WATERLOGGED PITCH
Stags v Forest Green postponed
mansfieldtown.net, Sat 6 Feb 2021, 9.15am
Mansfield Town’s Sky Bet League Two encounter at home to Forest Green Rovers - scheduled for this afternoon - has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
The decision was taken to suspend the match following a pitch inspection at One Call Stadium this morning.
A new date for the fixture will be announced in due course.
Supporters who had purchased a match pass to watch the game on iFollow Stags will automatically be able to watch the rearranged fixture.
Trip to Mansfield postponed
Saturday 06 February 2021, 9.15am
Saturday's (06/02) match with Mansfield Town at the One Call Stadium has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
A pitch inspection took place this morning - and after consultation, the surface was deemed unplayable.
Further details on the rearranged fixture will be announced in due course.
Groundstaff doing ‘everything they can’ - manager
mansfieldtown.net, Monday 8th February 2021
Despite being frustrated by recent postponements, manager Nigel Clough insists that the club’s groundstaff are working ‘night and day’ to try and ensure upcoming matches go ahead at One Call Stadium.
The Stags last featured away at Southend United on Saturday 23 January, and have since seen both home and away matches be postponed.
Nigel Clough says that the club’s groundstaff have been ‘unlucky’ with recent inclement weather in Nottinghamshire.
“We haven’t had a game in about four weeks now but there’s nothing we can do about it,” the boss told iFollow Stags. “We’ve just been unlucky in the way the weather has been.
“About two weeks ago it was the frost, then we can’t do anything about the Walsall game as that’s out of our hands, then we get to the rearranged game against Bolton and had a deluge of rain.
“Then on Saturday it came down again overnight on and already soaking pitch, and there’s nothing anyone can do about that.
“We’re desperate to get the games on and the groundstaff are working night and day to try and improve it and get the games on.
“It’s not just us that’s been affected by it, the rain has just been too intense. When the season shut down in March, and nobody could say how long for, you’re faced with a huge dilemma.
“You can’t undertake renovations on the pitch that could take 10 or 12 weeks as you can’t then play on it. That’s why a lot of the pitches are suffering now. Even the pitches at the highest level are showing wear and tear.
“We just have to wait for a break [in the weather]. We’ve got snow now! There’s only so much you can do. We had ten people working on the pitch from 8:30am last Tuesday.
“Everyone here has a lot of sympathy for the groundstaff as they are doing everything they can.”