The freezing weather has once again had an impact in the Scottish game as 2021 begins with some matches postponed.

The most notable postponement has to be the Fife derby in the Championship between Dunfermline and Raith Rovers. The Pars announced that the game had been called off after a pitch inspection due to a frozen pitch.

Another notable postponement was the League One Glasgow derby between Partick Thistle and Clyde. Like every other cancellation, a frozen pitch was to blame.

Host of games postponed

At the time of writing, a host of other fixtures have also been postponed. These are the Championship clash between Arbroath and Inverness, as well as the games at Dumbarton, Albion Rovers, Brechin City and Cowdenbeath. It would not be a shock to see that number increase as the day progresses.

Dunfermline v Hearts - Scottish Championship

Dunfermline’s game against Raith has been postponed due to a frozen pitch (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)


It is no surprise to see so many games called off at this time of the year. However, due to the rushed nature of the season, it could be difficult finding time to get all the fixtures played before the end of the season.

SPFL will be fearful of backlog

The SPFL won’t want a backlog of fixtures to build-up. However, that is just the nature of weather in Scotland. It gets cold, and as a result games are postponed.

Partick Thistle v Dundee United - Ladbrokes Championship

Partick Thistle manager Ian McCall has seen his team’s match against Clyde postponed (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group via Getty Images)

You have to imagine that the SPFL will look to get the postponed games rescheduled as quickly as possible, but if the cold snap continues, the games might not get played until next month. That would be an unfortunate situation, but one which the SPFL probably expect to happen.

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