Sheffield United: Snow joke for Blades

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FOOTBALL League officials have told The Star there are no plans to extend the League One season, despite adverse weather wreaking havoc with the fixture schedule.

Sheffield United are among several clubs in the competition facing a backlog of games after last weekend’s meeting with Brentford was postponed because of snow.

But a spokesperson for the governing body confirmed: “We are getting to saturation in terms of dates with a few teams but that (prolonging the campaign) isn’t something that is being discussed.

“There are dates, like the play-offs for example, which are set in stone. They can’t be altered.

“Doing something like that would only ever be considered in the most extreme of circumstances and it’s difficult to even envisage what they might be.

“So, no, it’s not an issue that has been raised or talked about.”

United, who dropped to sixth in the rankings after matches involving several of their promotion rivals went ahead, yesterday reshuffled their programme to accommodate the visit of Uwe Rosler’s side.

Crawley Town now head north on Tuesday 9 April while Wilson’s charges will host Brentford on Tuesday 16 April.

That means United, who return to action at fifth placed Tranmere Rovers in three days time, must play eight games in 26 days during the build-up to Preston North End’s visit on April 27.

Town had been due to face Wilson’s side on the date now filled by Brentford and a United source last night “thanked” the Sussex outfit for “their understanding and cooperation throughout this matter.”

Tickets already sold for these matches are still valid but supporters unable to attend the new dates can claim a refund from the box office.