Derby County Football Club’s npower Championship home fixture with Nottingham Forest has been postponed on safety grounds.

The local derby match - which was scheduled to take place at 12:15pm at Pride Park - has fallen victim of the poor weather which has affected Football League matches up and down the country this weekend. Heavy snow on Saturday evening has left roads and walkways in no fit state for spectators to travel to the 33,597-seater venue.

Pride Park Stadium

Derby County chief executive Tom Glick said: "Every effort has been made to get this game on and we've had staff working around the clock giving their all for the cause, but unfortunately the decision has been made to call the game off. The pitch is fine and the inside of the stadium is safe and dry.

"However, the roads throughout the city and county are unsafe. This is the biggest match of the year for our supporters and we wouldn't want anyone to miss it because they had difficulty getting to Pride Park Stadium."

The match will be rearranged for later in the season, but no official date has been stated.

Posted on 05/02/2012