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Police and referee satisfied so Southampton v Sheffield Utd goes ahead
11:50am Tuesday 3rd February 2009 in News
SAINTS Championship clash with Sheffield United tonight has been given the all clear.
Following a pitch inspection shortly before midday, the tie was given the green light.
Police are satisfied that the area around the stadium will be safe enough for fans, and the referee is content that the pitch will be okay for the players.
Ground staff and some of the club’s full-time staff have been clearing the pitch throughout the morning.
With temperatures supposedly set to rise to four degrees Celsius, Saints were confident the snow and ice surrounding the stadium would thaw in time.
Kick-off is at 7:45pm.