News Update


The Championship match between Rotherham and Ipswich on Friday has been postponed due to Storm Emma.

“After the River Don burst its banks, urgent discussions were held between representatives from the Safety Advisory Group/Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, South Yorkshire Police and club safety personnel, and the EFL, with the conclusion that the weather conditions and their subsequent effect on the surrounding area posed a danger to supporters.”

“This, combined with continued rainfall, resulting in rising flood waters and the closure of Don Street to the public, left officials with no choice but to postpone the game.”

“Throughout the day the pitch has remained playable but with the safety of everyone attending the match at the height of our priorities, the difficult decision to postpone the fixture has been taken.”

With a win over the Millers, second-placed Ipswich would have gone top of the table.

This is the first EFL game to be canceled this weekend due to Storm Babet, but six Scottish fixtures have already been rescheduled.

As the storm strikes the UK, three people have died, homes have been flooded, schools have been closed, and highways and railway lines have been inundated.

South Yorkshire is under an amber warning for persistent heavy rain until 06:00 BST on Saturday. The Met Office predicts up to 60mm of rain, with the possibility of up to 120mm on higher ground.


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