Cheltenham Town: Whaddon Road pitch update
Tonight's weather will play a pivotal role in the chances of Cheltenham Town's home match against Rochdale going ahead.
More snow will virtually ruin any hopes of the League Two clash taking place on Friday night.
But a bout of rain would give groundsman Terry Roberts a chance of pumping the water away and placing the protective sheets down ahead of the anticipated heavy frosts on Wednesday and Thursday nights.
"The pitch is still covered in snow, but it's half the depth it was yesterday," Roberts said.
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"What melted yesterday had turned to ice by this morning, so it's still white, but you can see the lines in places.
"The key is tonight because if there is more snow we'll be in big trouble, but if we get rain, it will clear it and we can get the frost sheets down."
Members of the Robins' youth team squad are poised to help Roberts and assistant groundsman Matt Rainey cover the pitch tomorrow, if the snow has been washed away.
"It's forecast to be -3 on Wednesday night and -5 on Thursday, so we need definitely to cover it for it to have a chance", Roberts said.