Lomas still to make Saints debut as fog scuppers game

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St JOHNSTONE’S Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Aberdeen was last night postponed due to heavy fog

The decision was taken following an inspection at McDiarmid Park at 5.00pm yesterday evening by referee Steven McLean. With the stadium in Perth enveloped in fog and conditions predicted to worsen, O’Reilly was left with little choice to call the match off.

New Saints boss Steve Lomas was set to make his managerial debut for the club, but had no complaints about the decision to call off the game.

He said: “With it being my first game and live on Sky, everyone was looking forward to it, so it is disappointing but safety is paramount for players and fans.

“You only have to look at the terrible accident in England on Friday – fans shouldn’t be travelling in that.

“Even if they got here they wouldn’t have been able to see so it’s absolutely the right decision.”

No alternative date has yet been set for the match.