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EFL fixtures postponed and moved due to the weather

A rising number of EFL fixtures have been postponed and moved due to the weather causing frozen pitches up and down the nation.

The Championship games between Rotherham United and QPR and Sheffield Wednesday against Swansea City are among a dozen EFL fixtures postponed on Saturday because of frozen pitches.

In League One, Blackpool’s game against Peterborough has been called off due to a frozen pitch, whilst Portsmouth’s visit to Crewe Alexandra is off and Oxford United’s encounter against Wigan Athletic is delayed until Sunday.

League Two has been worst affected by the conditions, with eight matches off including Oldham Athletic against Exeter City.

Inspections are planned at other games over the next 24 hours with many more games expected to be postponed and re-arranged so keep an eye out.

In the National League, FC Halifax Town against Dover Athletic is the only fixture to be postponed so far.

Oxford United have said they are confident rising temperatures will allow their pitch to thaw out by Sunday.

An early decision to call off the game at Oldham will come as a relief to Exeter, who travelled to Barrow in midweek, only for the game to be postponed an hour before kick-off.

A new date of Tuesday the 23rd of March has been agreed for the rescheduled fixture.

Carlisle’s game against Crawley is also off in League Two, meaning the Cumbrian side have now been involved in 10 postponements since Christmas.

Full list of Saturday’s postponements

Championship

Rotherham United v QPR
Sheffield Wednesday v Swansea City

League One

AFC Wimbledon v Rochdale
Blackpool v Peterborough
Bristol Rovers v Swindon
Crewe v Portsmouth
Lincoln City v Accrington Stanley (moved to 18:00 GMT on Sunday)
Oxford United v Wigan Athletic (moved to 15:00 GMT Sunday)
Shrewsbury Town v Ipswich Town

League Two

Bradford City v Salford City
Carlisle United v Crawley
Colchester United v Mansfield Town (moved to 15:00 GMT on Sunday)
Forest Green v Barrow
Grimsby v Tranmere Rovers
Leyton Orient v Harrogate Town
Morecambe v Scunthorpe United
Oldham Athletic v Exeter City
Port Vale v Newport County
Walsall v Cheltenham (moved to Tuesday)

National League

Chesterfield v Eastleigh (Covid)
Dagenham & Redbridge v Hartlepool
FC Halifax Town v Dover
Maidenhead v Weymouth
Solihull v Barnet
Wealdstone v Bromley
Woking v Torquay
Wrexham v Notts County

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