Tonight's Papa John's Trophy Round of 32 fixture at Tranmere Rovers will not go ahead following damage to Prenton Park caused by Storm Arwen on Friday evening.A statement from Tranmere Rovers read...
Despite the best efforts of specialists to resolve the damage from Storm Arwen, it has now been determined that tonight's match cannot safely proceed.
The main stand roof has been fixed but it has been determined that there is a remaining issue with the high level advertising in the Kop stand which is loose due to rivets having been ripped off in the wind.
As such, after a Safety Advisory Group inspection it is considered dangerous until it can be removed or re-riveted.
Despite specialist equipment being brought in to deal with it, continuing high winds mean the work cannot be completed today.
Whilst this desperately disappointing, everything that could be done has been done, we apolgoise for any inconvenience caused to supporters.
Any further information regarding the outcome of the tie will be announced as received.