Dale make Spotland apology

Referee Mark Hayward inspected the surface at 9am on Saturday morning and deemed the pitch to be unplayable.

It was the latest in a series of postponements at Spotland and Dale will look to rectify the problems surrounding their playing surface.

A club statement said: "Rochdale Football Club would like to apologise to any supporter who was inconvenienced by the postponement of the match against Southampton last Saturday.

"The postponement of the match against Southampton highlights the need for the club to look at its options regarding the pitch itself and the protection that can be given to it.

"Even prior to the latest postponement the club have been looking at options for both below the surface and protection on top."

Source: PA

Source: PA