Latics face fixture backlog

Last updated : 05 October 2007 By Dave Moore
Athletic have been forced to postpone three scheduled games due to International call ups, and with the possibility of more cancellations next month they could end up with a fixture backlog.

Alan Hardy said, "We have already rearranged the games against Nottingham Forest and Doncaster for later this month. And we still have to reschedule the Swindon match which was due to be played on Sunday week. There is a chance we could also lose the Port Vale game. It could prove difficult rearranging games before the bad weather begins. To try and minimise wear and tear on our pitch, we try to play as little as possible in January and February. But because of the backlog we might have to play more during those months."