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Weather takes toll with games for Sheff Weds, Coventry, Crawley, Bury and Cheltenham all off

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The bad weather has again taken its toll on FA Cup and SkyBet Football League games.

The FA Cup ties between Sheffield Wednesday and fell victim earlier today (Saturday)

Heavy rain in Sheffield over the past week also led to Sheffield United's League One game with Brentford last Wednesday being called off.

The postponement could mean that Wednesday, who reached the FA Cup final in 1993, face a fixture re-shuffle.

The Owls are due to host QPR in the Championship on Tuesday 25 February.

The club said all tickets from Saturday's postponed tie will be valid for a new date, which will be communicated in due course.

This was after saturday's League One match between Crawley and Carlisle has been postponed after the referee decided player safety could not be guaranteed.

The club appealed for fans to come to the stadium to get water off the pitch but after a pitch inspection at 12:00 GMT the game was called off.

John Gregory's side have now not played since a 2-2 draw at Rotherham on 25 January.

Another club to have missed a ruck of games are Bury and their League Two match Ginat Bristol Rovers has been postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

A pitch inspection was called for 08:15 GMT after heavy overnight rainfall and the decision was made to call the game off.

Coventry City's home match against Bradford City (to be played at Northampton Town's Sixfileds Stadium) was also postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

It is the second time one of Coventry's home matches has been called off in February, with their game against Walsall also being postponed.

Cheltenham's League Two match with Wycombe was another casualty, again because of a waterlogged pitch.

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