Queens Park Rangers’ Championship visit to Rotherham on Saturday has been postponed due to the weather, the South Yorkshire outfit have confirmed.
In a statement on their website, the Millers revealed that their New York Stadium pitch has frozen over and is therefore deemed unplayable, with a risk of player safety.
The pitch underwent an inspection from an EFL official earlier on Friday, but later this afternoon the game was called-off.
It’s a frustrating situation for Mark Warburton, whose side have been in outstanding league form in 2021, and moved five points clear of relegation following last Saturday’s win over Blackburn.
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Rangers have managed to beat Luton, Cardiff and Watford this year, and would’ve been hoping to continue their ever-growing momentum in Yorkshire.
However, QPR’s trip to the Millers will be postponed until at least the end of March – with fixtures in each of the next five midweek periods in this congested campaign.
Warburton’s team return to action on Wednesday when they host West London rivals and second-tier leaders Brentford at Loftus Road.
But here’s how a frustrated Rangers faithful reacted on Twitter to their meeting with Rotherham losing out to the weather:
WE play in the 2nd tier of English football and teams like @OfficialRUFC still have frozen pitches????
Cant we just play it at a neutral venue or just unfreeze the pitch, theres still 27 hours until the game 🤦♂️
— NJWFC (@njwfc) February 12, 2021
In this day and age, they should forfeit the 3 points! 😱 #QPR
— malcolm jacobus (@maljacqpr) February 12, 2021
Their stadium a fairly new stadium?? Where on earth is their under soil heating? They should be fined by the league. Totally embarrassing.
— Paulos (@Paulos0987) February 12, 2021
Rotherham are a joke, championship team with a newish staduim should be able to cope when it gets cold.
— Archie (@Amtj2003) February 12, 2021
Absolute embarrassment that a team in the second tier of English football has a match postponed for this reason. Tinpot Sunday league special.
— Tay Hart (@TayJay_69) February 12, 2021
Go play it at a neutral venue then. This is a joke
— QPRCDG🤙🏻 (@g97467221) February 12, 2021
Disgrace how many times did they allready have games canceled?
— Lukinko19 (@7Lukinko) February 12, 2021
Ruined my weekend
— Micky (@superhooperfc) February 12, 2021
Joke of a club
— lharco (@lharco321) February 12, 2021
How embarrassing is that grounds 9 years old and ain’t even got under soil heating
— Dean Hunter (@dean_hunter17) February 12, 2021