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Nottingham Forest confirm bad news for fans ahead of Barnsley clash



Nottingham Forest have announced that today’s game against Barnsley has been postponed because of a waterlogged pitch at the City Ground.

The East Midlands side were due to take on the relegation-threatened Yorkshire outfit this afternoon at 3pm but the pitch was deemed unplayable by the referee who conducted an inspection at noon.

After that, a decision was quickly made to give travelling supporters enough notice, although mny Barnsley fans will have alredy begun their journey.

Whilst Forest have little to play for, the postponement means the Tykes can’t move out of the relegaiton zone today.

Results over the weekend moved Jose Morais’ side into the bottom three, two points behind Birmingham City who beat Ipswich on Saturday.

With Blues not playing until tomorrow, Barnsley thought they would’ve had the chance to put real pressure on Garry Monk’s men but the postponement has halted that. Their next game is against Sheffield United on Saturday.

For Forest, a home game against Barnsley looked ideal to end a run of four games without a goal. The Reds are next up against Middlesbrough at the Riverside on Saturday.

The Verdict

This news won’t have gone down well with either side, although the ref had little choice given the state of the pitch.

Both would have been looking forward to this game as it presented each side with a good opportunity of getting back to winning ways.

Many will wonder why a decision couldn’t have been made earlier considering the away fans will have been on their way.

Thoughts, Forest and Barnsley fans? Let us know in the comments below.