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Disappointed But Understandable


16:09 17th January 2014

Gaffer and skipper on Crawley postponement

Head Coach Kenny Jackett admitted Wolves were “disappointed” to see tomorrow’s game at Crawley postponed but had no complaints given the conditions at the Checkatrade.Com Stadium.

The players were waiting at the Compton training ground to travel down to Sussex for tomorrow’s game as the pitch inspection took place which revealed that the overnight downpours had left the pitch unplayable and a section of Crawley’s car park under water.

“We are disappointed the game is off and after last week’s result and performance we wanted to keep things going,” said Jackett.

“But looking at the pictures of the pitch and the amount of rain that they have had, and also Crawley’s televised game with Bristol Rovers before they then had a game postponed, it is no surprise.

“The forecast for the rest of the day isn’t particularly good either.

“At least it has been called off nice and early so the fans are not going to travel there and then it be postponed.

“We were due to have really good support down there.

“But now it’s a case of focusing on the next game now against Bristol City and making sure we are fully ready for that.

“Some of the players will be in on Sunday ahead of the Under-21s game with Chelsea.

“There may be chance for people like Matt Doherty, Ethan Ebanks-Landell and Liam McAlinden to play in that game.”

Captain Samuel Ricketts admitted it may have been a difficult test for Wolves to play the sort of football produced in recent weeks in such testing conditions.

He added:  “The lads are disappointed because you always want to get on and play a game, especially with the way we played against Preston last weekend.

“But having heard about the conditions and the pitch, it may not be a bad thing because we wanted to go to Crawley and play good football which clearly would have been difficult.

“We will look forward to the rearranged game now when the date is fixed.

“It’s about a weekend of rest now and making sure we come back refreshed on Monday and ready to go again for the game with Bristol City.”

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