Coppell and Cotterill on cup cancellation

By Angus Muller
Last updated : 08 January 2007

"There wasn't a decision to make, the game had to be called off. Some people had come a long way and we were all set to start, but in the end there wasn't any other decision to make.," Steve Coppell said.

"We could have given it a little more time but the weather was forecast to be like this until at least 4.30pm.

"It was pointless hanging around in case it cleared up after that. It's so disappointing because we just wanted to play."

Of course it was more of a heartache for Burnley. Their fans had ravlled from Lancashire to be disappointed 10 mins before the game was due to kick off.

"It's disappointing because we have come all this way," said Burnley boss Steve Cotterill

"But it's also disappointing for the supporters.

"The fans are as good as gold and we had to go over there and thank them for making the long journey. We are just sorry the game was not on.

"We had a good feeling though. We thought we might be in the hat for the fourth round and we are!"

Tickets for Saturday's game are now valid for the replay.

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