THE League Two clash between Newport County AFC and Forest Green Rovers has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Rodney Parade.

County manager Michael Flynn, who saw his side beaten 2-0 by Tottenham Hotspur in their FA Cup fourth-round replay on Wednesday, dismissed suggestions that the rest would do his side good. 

“There’s no positive because we were raring to go. We’d recovered right and we were ready,” said the Exiles boss.

“We wanted to put Wednesday behind us and put on a good show in front of our own fans.

“I’m frustrated not to play but I think the referee has made the right decision for the right reasons – for the safety of the players.

“For that reason I think that it was the right call.

“I don’t think the rugby game on it last night helped at all,” he added, in reference to the Dragons 15-15 draw with Glasgow.

“And I didn’t want to start the game and then have it called off at half-time.

"I would have loved playing in those circumstances but the game’s changed," he added.

"[Forest Green manager] Mark [Cooper] wanted it on and I wanted it on if it was going to finish but I respect the referee’s decision."

Newport County said in a statement: "Following a pitch inspection by match officials, which took place at 1.15pm this afternoon, the match between Newport County AFC and Forest Green Rovers has been postponed until a future date.

"If you have purchased a ticket for this fixture, please retain this as you will be able to use it to attend the rearranged fixture.

"Supporters who are unable to attend the rearranged match will be able to obtain a refund from the ticket office upon announcement of the new date.

"Match information and details will be released in due course."