Kenny Jackett disappointed with Wolves v Crawley postponement

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Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett this afternoon expressed his disappointment that tomorrow's game at Crawley was postponed.

But the boss had no complaints given the sodden conditions at the Checkatrade.Com Stadium.

The players were at Compton waiting to travel to West Sussex for as the pitch inspection took place at 1.30pm this afternoon.

But torrential rain over the last few days left the pitch – which was covered in parts - waterlogged and part of Crawley's car park under water.

"We're 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 they've had - and also Crawley's televised game with Bristol Rovers before they then had a game postponed - it's no surprise.

"The forecast for the rest of the day isn't particularly good either."

Wolves were due to take a sell-out allocation of just under 2,000 supporters to Broadfields and Jackett is glad they didn't face a wasted journey.

"We were due to have really good support down there, but at least it's been called off early so the fans aren't going to travel there for it to then be postponed," he said.


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

Captain Sam Ricketts said: "The lads are disappointed because you always want to play, 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'll look forward to the re-arranged 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."

Several players in addition to Matt Doherty may play in Monday's Under-21s' game against Chelsea at AFC Telford.

"Some of the players will be in on Sunday ahead of the Under-21s game with Chelsea," said Jackett.

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

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