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Derby County defend actions to postpone Cardiff fixture

Sol Bamba of Cardiff City challenges Derby County's Johnny Russell. Credit: PA

Derby County has defended the decision to postpone its match against Cardiff City on Sunday due to the snow.

The announcement was much to the anger of many Bluebirds fans with some 2,500 people travelling more than 130 miles for the fixture.

Neil Warnock, Cardiff's manager responded claiming 'foul play' was involved hinting at an injury crisis within the Derby camp.

Cardiff's manager called Derby's decision to postpone the game as a 'disgrace' Credit: PA Images

Now the Football League will try and force us to play the first available date, which gives us three tough away games. We're gonna have to fight tooth and nail against that, we want it a week later than that because we shouldn't be punished for something like this, because this is not our doing. I believe it's a big travesty, this.

The players are disappointed, aren't they? But you get disappointments in life and you have to get on with it. we've been disappointed before this season and they're doing so well so it's a good break for us now. The next game is Good Friday for us now.

There's nobody here, everybody's embarrassed here, the staff's embarrassed when we walked through the doors. It's quite an embarrassing situation for everybody, which makes it even double worse. I thought we would've had a phone call from certain people but we've had nothing at all.

– Neil Warnock speaking to Sky News

Derby County said they 'fully complied' with regulations surrounding the postponement of the game.

We fully complied with all the matchday operational regulations surrounding the postponement of the game.

The decision was fully supported by the independent Safety Advisory Group who are responsible for ensuring that the club complies with the terms and conditions of our Safety Certificate.

– Spokesperson for Derby County FC

A new date for the game is yet to be announced.