Dundee vs Rangers called off over waterlogged pitch at Dens Park

Two pitch inspections were held on Sunday morning after a night of heavy rain.

Dundee vs Rangers called off over waterlogged pitch at Dens Park SNS Group

Sunday’s Premiership game between Dundee and Rangers has been called off over a waterlogged pitch.

An initial pitch inspection was held at 9.15am before a second took place at 10.15am following a night of heavy rain in Tayside.

Officials then decided that the game could not be played and has now been postponed to a later date.

That means that Celtic will stay a point ahead at the top of the Premiership going into the international break with Rangers having a game in hand.

It’s not yet known when the game will be rescheduled for but will likely be before the last games ahead of the split that take place on the weekend of April 13 and 14.

Rangers next game is at home to Hibs on Saturday, March 30, while Dundee host St Johnstone on the same day.

The third Old Firm game of the season will take place the following weekend with Dundee hosting Motherwell the day before on April 6.

Dundee released a statement on their X, formerly known at Twitter, account saying: “Following the referee’s second pitch inspection this morning, today’s cinch Premiership match with Rangers has been postponed.

“Recent rainfall has meant the pitch has become waterlogged and the match has been called off.”

Rangers say they are “extremely disappointed” at the timing of the call-off.

A club statement said: “Rangers FC on behalf of our supporters, are extremely disappointed and angered with the late call-off of today’s match with Dundee FC.

“The first-team have prepared as normal for the match, and it was not until this morning that any concerns over the playing surface were raised.

“It is not understood why the home club did not raise those concerns in a more timely manner, given the reoccurring issues they have had with their playing surface at earlier points in the season. 

“The Rangers team and thousands of our supporters had already arrived at the stadium by the time a decision was reached.

“This is the only match in the entire UK senior leagues to be postponed this weekend, and given it was to be shown on Sky Sports nationwide, reflects poorly on our game.”

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