After other clubs have announced the postponement of games this weekend, including the Championship games, Ipswich Town vs Hull City, Barnsley vs Norwich, and Sheffield United v Burton Albion, Aston Villa issued a statement to say Villa vs QPR will go ahead, although they will monitor the situation.
Aston Villa can confirm Saturday’s match with Queens Park Rangers is set to go ahead as planned.
Villa Park’s pitch has been covered over the past 24 hours and the playing surface is unaffected by the snow.
The club will, however, continue to monitor the adverse weather conditions forecast over the next 24 hours and report back if circumstances change.
Friday should be the last day of he sub zero weather experienced in Birmingham and Saturday morning should see the temperature at least rise past zero in the late morning.
The temperature is expected to be one degree at 3pm on Saturday at Villa Park, and it will potentially still be icy under foot around the ground, so obviously wrap up as if you’re off to the Artic.
Spoke to someone at the club about weather situation. It’s a police/EFL decision that will hopefully be taken before 10am tomorrow morning. Pitch & stadium are ok. Obviously it’s surrounding area & access – roads, transport & safety of supporters that are the issue. #AVFC #QPR pic.twitter.com/lC53fGBbFh
— MY OLD MAN SAID (@oldmansaid) March 2, 2018
The main injury news is that Villa’s leading scorer Albert Adomah is fit for QPR after training all week, although Jack Grealish isn’t expected to be back until potentially Tuesday evening against Sunderland. Both Axel Tuanzebe and Alan Hutton remain sidelined.