By Lewis Brumby
Mansfield’s hopes of extending their winning run to six games has been put on hold as their game with Bolton has been postponed.
The match was due to kick off at 7pm at the One Call Stadium, but has been called off due to a frozen pitch and will be rescheduled for a later date.
Mansfield have been in scintillating form, having won their last five games and would have been confident of extending that run against an out-of-sorts Bolton side who are winless in their last six games.
Since Nigel Clough took over at Mansfield, no team has picked up more points and the Stags will be full of confidence after a rocky start to the season which saw them sitting in 22nd place.
Heavy snowfall across the country has put many games in doubt recently, particularly in Leagues One and Two.
Nigel Clough’s side will now prepare for Saturday’s trip to Walsall, who also have this evening off.
Walsall ended a run of five games without a win on Saturday as they beat Port Vale 3-1 and they will be keen to pick up another three points at Mansfield’s expense.
Both sides are separated by just three points in the table, with Walsall in 11th and Mansfield 13th.
The Stags are just five points off the final playoff place, currently occupied by Cheltenham in 7th, so will start to dream that promotion isn’t too far away.
With the games coming thick and fast, every match will be crucial both in the hunt for promotion and the fight for survival in League Two.