Hearts may face a fixture backlog as Scottish football deals with plunging winter temperatures. Already the Tynecastle club aren’t in action this weekend due to weather related postponements.
Hearts were meant to play the winner of the Camelon-Brora Rangers cup tie. However, that game will now be played on Saturday after being called off numerous times. Therefore, Hearts have a free weekend.
Could have free midweek
They could also have a free midweek. The Tynecastle side is due to play Dunfermline in a vital Championship clash on Tuesday night. It is first versus second in the Championship table. However, that game may also need to be rescheduled.
The reason for that is that Dunfermline’s Scottish Cup tie against Morton on Saturday is in danger of being cancelled.
Morton have disclosed that the game at Cappelow is in danger of not going ahead as they have a frozen pitch (BBC Sport). There is due to be a pitch inspection later on Friday.
Should the game be cancelled it will be played this Tuesday. Meaning that Hearts’ game with Dunfermline would need to be moved to a later date.
Won’t want fixture pile-up
That would be a bit concerning for Hearts. They won’t want to have a fixture pile-up in the weeks to come. Especially as there will be so many games played in a short period in a bid to get the season finished on time.
However, bad weather in Scotland is nothing new. It just seems that more games than usual seem to be getting postponed due to it this season.
Hearts will be hoping that the Dunfermline game can go ahead on Saturday, and they can return to action on Tuesday. Only time will tell if that happens or not.