UPDATED: Bury against Scunthorpe United is postponed because of a frozen pitch
SCUNTHORPE United's game at Bury tonight has been postponed because of a frozen pitch.
A local referee made the decision this lunchtime after deeming a section of the playing surface was unsafe.
Earlier on in the day it seemed the clash would go ahead, but with the temperature barely getting above freezing a decision was taken to get the pitch inspected.
"The club called in a local referee this afternoon after growing concern regarding the pitch," said a statement released by the club.
"The area of the pitch under the South Stand roof has frozen throughout the day and as such has been deemed unsafe by the referee, therefore it is with regret that tonight’s game has been postponed."
A new date for the game, which pitted together two sides battling relegation, will be announced in due course.
It is the fourth of what should have been a full programme of League One fixtures to fall victim to the cold snap.
Doncaster's game against Carlisle and Crewe's match at home to Sheffield United were also postponed, as was another relegation six-pointer between Oldham and Hartlepool at Boundary Park - a venue just 13 miles away from Gigg Lane.
The postponement of the Latics' game means Scunthorpe will not drop into the bottom four tonight.