MK Dons P-P Carlisle

Match off

The League One match between MK Dons and Carlisle United has been postponed due to a frozen pitch.

Match referee Darren Sheldrake performed a pitch inspection at 1345 GMT and deemed a 30-yard section of the pitch to be unplayable.

Both teams occupy play-off places and a win for the Dons could have seen them leapfrog Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday into third place.

A new date for the fixture has yet to be confirmed.


MK Dons boss Karl Robinson told BBC Radio Cumbria:

"Emotions are running very raw.

"I'm embarrassed, disappointed, apologetic to the Carlisle fans who have come down here today and the players and the staff who I've got tremendous respect for.

"This was a game I was looking forward to. I couldn't wait for this game to kick off - I'm gutted, I really am for everybody involved."

Carlisle manager Greg Abbott told BBC Radio Cumbria:

"It's disappointing in respect of the preparation we've done for the game.

"It's part and parcel of our job and if you go somewhere and it's cancelled we just have to go and get ourselves sorted and do it again another time.

"The key is the fans. They will have to take time off work next time they come. They've taken their time out of their weekend, they've spent a lot of money getting there."