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20th July 2007 19:35

Dearden's plans rocked as Leicester game is called off
CHAD website, 20 Jul 2007
By John Lomas
TONIGHT'S friendly game between Mansfield Town and Leicester City has been called off because of the bad weather.
The Field Mill pitch was waterlogged after heavy afternoon rain.

At an inspection a couple of hours before kick-off, the referee deemed the pitch unplayable.

The match was due to be the club's first major friendly of the pre season.

Stags boss Billy Dearden admitted: "I was disappointed as it will affect my planning. But it's been raining all day so what can you do?

"Some of the players may not have to play a bit longer than expected at Belper on Monday night and I will also look at getting another game behind closed doors for Tuesday or Wednesday next week."


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