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Jolley Disappointed After Postponement

26 January 2021

A photograph of Michael Jolley Mark Fletcher (MI News & Sport)
Barrow boss Michael Jolley

Michael Jolley admitted his frustration after Tuesday evening’s League Two game against Grimsby Town was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at The Progression Solicitors Stadium.

The Bluebirds boss accompanied referee Ben Speedie during his final inspection of the pitch, after which the official declared conditions unplayable following some extremely heavy rain.

“I am really disappointed,” Jolley admitted.

“We got here just after 5pm and I am told that at about 4pm it was fine but then there was a torrential downpour at that point.

“We were led by the referee and he was concerned for the safety of the players in some areas of the pitch which were soft underfoot.

“He didn’t see the weather improving and it was still raining when the inspection was conducted so there is nothing we can do – we just have to crack on.

“When you’ve made several new signings at the same time you want to try and gel them together as quickly as possible and the games play an important part in that, so we were looking forward to tonight.

“We’ve got to adapt now and get our heads around it very quickly because the next game is now Bradford City on Saturday and we’ll start preparing straight away.”

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