Watford’s FA Cup third round replay on Tranmere threatened by Storm Brendan with up to 80 MPH wind and heavy rainfall Great Britain
- Watford’s FA Cup replay with Tranmere is threatened by Storm Brendan
- Heavy rainfall and 80 mph winds hit Britain on Monday and were able to stop the proceedings
- The meeting at Prenton Park is still scheduled for Tuesday evening
- However, both clubs will follow the situation before the start of 19.45 hrs
Watford’s FA Cup third-round replay against Tranmere Rovers may be threatened by the elements while Storm Brendan continues to beat Britain.
Heavy rain and 80 km / h have affected large parts of the country, with more rain predicted later on Tuesday.
While the meeting in Prenton Park is still planned, the Hornets have revealed in a statement that both clubs had ‘regular contact’ with the FA and the referee about the possible downpour.
Watford’s FA Cup replay against Tranmere Rovers is threatened by Storm Brendan
With much more rain expected, Tranmere prepares for the field until 6:00 PM GMT, about an hour and 45 minutes before the start in an attempt to maintain the playing surface.
Liverpool’s Super League confrontation with Manchester United at Prenton Park was postponed Sunday due to a soaked field after heavy rain the night before.
Hornets boss Nigel Pearson has decided to give priority to the survival of the Premier League over the FA Cup and is expected to make many changes for Tuesday’s repeat.
The repeat at Prenton Park is still planned to continue despite the predicted heavy rain
A Super League match for women was postponed in Prenton Park on Sunday due to heavy rain
“I’m being paid to make decisions based on what’s good for our club,” he said. “I can’t be sentimental. I have always been someone who likes to play in cupruns, but I am a manager, so my role is different.
“My role is to make decisions based on the schedule for our week. We played Sunday, we play Tuesday and we could manage our way through the Christmas period, which was very hectic.
“The demands of the game are now incredibly high and the working speed of the players in Bournemouth was incredible, so we need to get the recovery right and make sure we are ready for the game on Saturday.
Nigel Pearson of Watford does not regret prioritizing the survival of a competition over an FA Cup run
‘Here, other players get opportunities. I do not apologize for it and I do not apologize for it.
“That said, do I respect cup competitions? Of course I do, but it has nothing to do with still being able to make decisions based on what I believe and what we believe if a club is right for us. It is clear that Premier League security is paramount. “
First team stars Ben Foster, Etienne Capoue, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Gerard Deulofeu and Troy Deeney are expected to miss the replay.