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

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brentford28195450262462
2Leyton Orient27186358243460
3Wolves28177447202758
4Preston27131043627949
5Rotherham28139649371248
6Walsall291210736261046
7Peterborough28143114840845
8Swindon28125114638841
9Port Vale26123113739-239
10MK Dons27106114141036
11Coventry2712875547834
12Bradford2771373832634
13Colchester2681083534134
14Gillingham2895143647-1132
15Crawley2571082934-531
16Oldham2886143241-930
17Carlisle2786133147-1630
18Tranmere2877143150-1928
19Notts County2983183748-1127
20Crewe2876152754-2727
21Sheff Utd2668122635-926
22Shrewsbury2868142738-1126
23Bristol City27412113845-724
24Stevenage2664162444-2022
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