Sheffield Wednesday’s crucial bottom of the table clash with Peterborough United at Hillsborough on Saturday has today been postponed as a result of the adverse weather conditions.
The playing surface at S6 would not have caused any problems due to the effectiveness of the under-soil heating but after consultation with South Yorkshire Police and the local Safety Advisory Group the match has been called off in the interests of public safety.
Following heavy snow in the early part of the week the forecast is for temperatures to remain below freezing in the lead up to Saturday and therefore the roads and particularly the pavements in the surrounding area are likely to be in a hazardous condition come the proposed day of the fixture.
The postponement could come as something as a blessing to the Owls who are yet to appoint a permanent manager. Sean McAuley has taken charge of three games now and aside from the point picked up against Newcastle there has been little sign of any improvement since the departure of Brian Laws.
A new date for the fixture has yet to be confirmed but with both sides having been knocked out of the F.A. Cup Saturday the 23rd January seems like a viable option and this would also cause minimal disruption with regards to supporters that hold weekend season tickets.