Saturday morning pitch inspection ahead of Mansfield Town’s home clash with Wycombe Wanderers
Frost covers have been on the pitch since the game with Exeter City on Saturday - bar for a youth team game on Monday night.
But since then, the area has experienced a cold snap with sub-zero temperatures most nights and heavy snow on Wednesday,
Head groundsman Michael Merriman told www.mansfieldtown.net: “The frost covers have come off this morning (Friday), to try and dry out the pitch, as it is wet and frozen in certain areas underneath the covers.
“Light rain is due from 3pm today and some heavy rain is forecast this evening. We will therefore leave the covers off the pitch to give the playing surface every chance of drying out over night as there is no further rain forecast.
“Looking at the forecasted temperatures, it is expected to be around three degrees over night.
“Wycombe’s squad are stopping overnight tonight, but we were mindful that we needed to give Wycombe’s supporters enough time to set off and also allow the game every chance of being played.”
The club will provide further updates once the inspection has been made tomorrow morning.