February date at the Alex

Last updated : 21 January 2005 By Tony Scholes

Having been provisionally been arranged for Saturday 29th January, FA Cup 4th round day, should the Clarets have lost to Liverpool – we beat them by the way – it was hastily re-arranged on Wednesday with the game now scheduled for Tuesday 15th February with a 7:45 p.m. kick off.

It should have been a repeat of Boxing Day last season but snow on Christmas Day put paid to it on a ground where there is no protection either from under soil heating or covers and by the following morning had no chance of going ahead.

It was the first of two Burnley matches to lose out to the weather over the holiday period with the New Year’s Day home game against Leicester abandoned after nineteen minutes on a pitch more suited to water polo.

There is no new date as yet for this match and is now the only outstanding fixture for the Clarets.