NEWPORT County AFC chairman of operations Gavin Foxall says the club needs more help from the Football League after Saturday’s home clash with Stevenage was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Rodney Parade.

It is the second County match to be affected by drainage issues at the ground this season after the home clash with Barnet on September 3 was abandoned at half-time due to standing water on the same corner of the pitch in front of the dressing rooms.

That has led some to question whether the club could be in hot water with the Football League, now known as the EFL.

Foxall, who made the decision to sack manager Warren Feeney this week, said: “It’s not been the best week for us as a club with the loss at Grimsby on Tuesday and obviously we made a very difficult decision then on Wednesday to part company with Warren Feeney.

“And today we’ve been beaten by the weather.

“The pitch is not where it needs to be to play a game of football on and I think what the authorities try to do is to call it off as soon as possible so that people who are travelling are not caught out.”

Asked about possible sanctions from the authorities, he added: “I think we’re going to push back quite firmly against the Football League on this.

“I know very well that colleagues at Rodney Parade tried to engage with the Football League in the summer to ensure that all the fixtures didn’t stack up as they have done in previous years.

“I don’t think that engagement was reciprocated and I think the Football League have got to help us out a little bit here.

“We are in a difficult position in the fact that the pitch does have three teams playing on it.

“We’re right next to a river and geographically where we are in South Wales the weather is like it is.

“We will be in dialogue with the authorities but as always we’ve got to make sure that the pitch is playable.

“Rodney Parade are providing us with a service and they’re doing their best to do that.

“We want to work with them to make that happen because we want games on.”