MK Dons will face another midweek away fixture after Saturday’s game with Colchester United was postponed because of the heavy snowfall.
While United has initially held hope that the game at the Weston Homes Community Stadium would go ahead, referee James Linnington’s early pitch inspection on Saturday morning put paid to any chances of the match being played.
The fixture was one of four League 1 games to fall victim to the weather, though Karl Robinson’s men remain 12th in the table, 11 points behind Sheffield United in the last play-off spot. The Blades though, have a game in hand over Dons.
The players made it as far as Luton on their journey to Essex on Saturday when they heard the news of the cancellation, and Robinson believes it might have been a blessing in disguise with another injury crisis at the club.
“It’s always disappointing to lose the game to the snow,” he said. “But we probably only had three fit enough for the bench.
“Even though it was a patched up team, we were still looking forward to the challenge. You have to respect the decision.
“We didn’t travel overnight so we’d got to Luton so at least it wasn’t too far.
“I take my hat off to the people at Colchester and to the referee, because they were on the phone to us immediately after the decision was made.
“They cleared the lines and gave it an hour, but the snow kept on coming and it made it impossible to play.
“The fans want to see a football match, a good spectacle, not a farce.”