Dundee’s Championship match against Ayr has been postponed for a second time. The game was originally meant to be played on the 16th of January.
However, it was postponed less than 90 minutes before kick-off due to an area of the pitch being frozen. Dundee didn’t want to take that chance again.
Therefore, they called for an inspection to take place ahead of tonight’s game. The inspection took place at 11:30am.
Frozen pitch means game is off
Sadly for the clubs, the pitch failed to pass the inspection, as it is once more frozen and the game has been postponed.
After a pitch inspection tonight’s match against Ayr United has been called off due to a frozen pitch #thedee
— Dundee Football Club (@DundeeFC) January 26, 2021
The news of the postponement will be disappointing to both clubs. Dundee will have wanted to get back in action after recently dropping points to Arbroath. Ayr would have wanted to put an end to a run which has seen them go six games without a win.
Neither team will be happy
However, the game is off, and both teams will need to wait until the weekend until they are back in action. One man who will likely not be too pleased about the situation is Dundee manager James McPake. He wasn’t happy when the original fixture was postponed so close to kick-off last Saturday.
Now McPake and his side will have to wait even longer for the game to be played. A game which he thought should not have been postponed in the first place.
The SPFL will want to get the game rescheduled as soon as possible to avoid any fixture backlogs. A week tonight could be an option, as Ayr are due to face Hearts a week on Friday.