FA Cup: Weather Update For Tranmere Tie
Tonight's Emirates FA Cup third round replay against Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park remains scheduled to go ahead as planned despite heavy rainfall from Storm Brendan.
A high volume of rain fell on Prenton Park on Sunday and Monday, with further rain forecast for this afternoon.
Both clubs have been in regular contact with each other, the referee and the Football Association over the past two days, discussing the options available.
In order to give the game the best possible chance of going ahead as scheduled, a MacLeod Pitch Covering System was deployed at Prenton Park yesterday evening. The cover protects the pitch from rain and also allows air to circulate underneath which is hoped will dry out the surface.
The referee is expected to arrive at Prenton Park at lunch time today, but with more Storm Brendan forecast to hit Wirral with more heavy rain this afternoon, the MacLeod Cover will be in place until approximately 6-6.30pm tonight, which will be the first opportunity the referee will have to carry out his full normal pre-match inspection.
Both clubs appreciate the difficulty this may pose for supporters, but the timing has been determined to give the fixture every chance possible of taking place tonight.
Any further updates will be posted on the club website and social media and we thank supporters for their patience.