Published: 02/01/2013 06:36 - Updated: 02/01/2013 06:39

Ross County count cost after derby wash-out

Victoria Park, Dingwall, under water this week.
Victoria Park, Dingwall, under water this week.

THE New Year Highland derby between Ross County and Caley Thistle in Dingwall has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Heavy and steady downpours from Sunday night onwards made areas at the sides of the pitch flooded and Tuesday’s pitch inspection saw the SPL clash between the North rivals called off.

This comes just days after County’s home league fixture against Hearts was postponed late on for the same reason.

The club’s chairman Roy MacGregor has vowed to invest in a better drainage system as a result.

A statement from the Dingwall club said: “Ross County would like to apologise to all fans, but in the face of the heavy rain experienced over the past few days falling on already saturated ground, all efforts to get the pitch to a playable standard were in vain.

“No details on a rescheduled date are available as yet - tickets purchased will be automatically valid for the match whenever it is played, whilst all intact tickets can be exchanged for a full refund. Further details will be confirmed as soon as they are available.”

County has lost a lot of revenue from the two postponements, with the game also lined up for live coverage on BBC Alba.

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