FA Cup news

Wrexham-Brighton clash postponed

January 17, 2012

The FA Cup third-round replay between Wrexham and Brighton has been rearranged for Wednesday night (LIVE on ESPN at 1915 GMT) after heavy frost and freezing temperatures caused the game, originally scheduled for Tuesday, to be postponed.

GettyImagesWrexham's Racecourse Ground

The clubs and the Football Association have agreed to switch the match to a 1915 GMT kick-off at the Racecourse Ground, following a 1-1 draw in the first meeting, with a fourth-round showdown against Newcastle up for grabs.

''We've been monitoring the situation closely with all parties and, given that Brighton's players travelled up on Monday, this seemed to be the best possible solution,'' Dragons chief executive David Roberts told the club website.

''Seagulls boss Gus Poyet came down to look at the pitch himself this morning and immediately agreed with the proposal. The forecast is set to improve significantly over the next 24 hours.''