THIS afternoon's scheduled League Two game between Oldham Athletic and Sutton United has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Following snowfall in the last 48 hours, followed by heavy rain earlier today, referee Tom Nield deemed the pitch unplayable.

There had been an informal pitch inspection at 10am, with Nield going on to stage a formal pitch inspection at 1.10pm following a period of rain.

It was at that point Nield deemed the pitch unplayable, although the rain has since stopped, with no more forecast until 9pm.

A statement on the Latics website read: "Unfortunately the Sky Bet League Two fixture against Sutton United, scheduled at 3pm on Saturday 8 January 2022 has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

"This is due to the recent severe inclement weather conditions involving snow, ice, and rain that have impacted the playing surface and not had a chance to drain properly.

"Original match tickets and iFollow match passes will remain valid for the rearranged fixture which is to be confirmed and will be communicated in due course along with refund details if necessary.

"The match referee called a formal pitch inspection at 1:10pm in order to give the game every chance to be on but Oldham Athletic would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused due to the late notice of this announcement."