Charlton Athletic’s game against Gillingham is under threat of postponement with a pitch inspection scheduled at The Valley for 1pm, which has drawn a frustrated response from fans of the South London club.
Lee Bowyer’s side host the Gills this afternoon looking to pick up consecutive wins for the first time since the start of November.
The Addicks’ 2-0 win against Rochdale last weekend will have boosted their confidence and they now welcome 16th-placed Gillingham as they look to keep pace in the promotion race.
It seems they may not get the chance, however, with the game at The Valley under threat of postponement due to the impact of the cold weather on the pitch.
Charlton have announced that a pitch inspection will take place at 1pm ahead of the game.
🚨 There will be a pitch inspection carried out at 1pm ahead of today’s game.
— Charlton Athletic FC (@CAFCofficial) February 13, 2021
The majority of the pitch is playable but there are still multiple areas that need to thaw before a decision is made about whether to postpone the game or not.
With a congested schedule already over the next few weeks, the last thing Bowyer’s side will want is to have to squeeze the fixture in further down the line.
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There’s concern among the Charlton fans as well, with many taking to Twitter to voice their frustration.
Read their reaction here:
Here we go again. We’ve got under soil heating, use it!!
— Frankie_Michael (@frankmcollins) February 13, 2021
There’s nothing wrong with it 😭
— charltonfcboy (@charltonfcboy) February 13, 2021
Definitely getting postponed then.
— Clifford⚽️🔴⚪️ (@cliffie777) February 13, 2021
— Daniel windham #cafc #cheerForcharlton🔴⚪️ (@DanielCafc1905) February 13, 2021
Embarrassing if it does https://t.co/4O6XVEY1qB
— LSVI (@lshulvi) February 13, 2021
— Ryan (@ryandCAFC) February 13, 2021
LOL Game will be off. https://t.co/lIkcIpirSa
— Dan Finch (@DanFinchy3) February 13, 2021
Here we go https://t.co/SuqAvjFc22
— Connor Thompson (@s18cpt) February 13, 2021
— Sam Clarke (@Sam_AEC) February 13, 2021