Colchester United P-P Shrewsbury Town

Tuesday night's League One game between Colchester United and Shrewsbury Town has been postponed, just four hours before the scheduled kick-off.

The playing surface at the Weston Homes Community Stadium was inspected at 09:00 GMT on Tuesday morning.

But a second pitch inspection was ordered later in the day.

The final decision to call off the game was not taken until match referee Garry Sutton, from Lincolnshire, had a further look in mid-afternoon.

The match would have been Shrewsbury caretaker manager Mike Jackson's second game in charge, after making a losing start with a 3-1 defeat at Swindon on Saturday.

The next scheduled fixture for Shrewsbury, who have lost their last four matches, is now at home to Brentford on Saturday, when Colchester are due to travel to Peterborough.

Colchester, who have not played since winning 4-2 at Carlisle on 18 January, will be without on-loan defender Luke Garbutt, who has been recalled by parent club Everton.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Brentford2819542462
2Leyton Orient2718633460
3Wolves2817742758
4Preston2713104949
5Rotherham2813961248
6Walsall29121071046
7Peterborough2814311845
8Swindon2812511841
9Port Vale2612311-239
10MK Dons2710611036
11Coventry271287834
12Bradford277137634
13Colchester268108134
14Gillingham289514-1132
15Crawley257108-531
16Oldham288614-930
17Carlisle278613-1630
18Tranmere287714-1928
19Notts County298318-1127
20Crewe287615-2727
21Sheff Utd266812-926
22Shrewsbury286814-1126
23Bristol City2741211-724
24Stevenage266416-2022
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