Bantams-Pirates clash postponed

Rangers will be without eight players for Saturday’s Scottish

Third Division clash with Stirling at Ibrox (kick-off 12pm).

The Third Division leaders have suspended Francisco Sandaza

because of an internal enquiry into his conduct, while Ian Black is

banned after his dismissal at Elgin last week.

Dean Shiels joins Ross Perry, Lewis Macleod, David Templeton and

Darren Cole on the Rangers injury list.

Meanwhile, Andy Little is on international duty with Northern

Ireland for Saturday’s rearranged World Cup qualifier against

Russia.

Should Rangers win and Queen’s Park fail to beat Annan then Ally

McCoist’s men will win the league in their first season in Division

Three.

The stands at Valley Parade and the surrounding areas were

deemed unsafe after West Yorkshire was hit by adverse weather

conditions.

A statement on the Bantams’ website said: “The pitch, which has

been covered since Wednesday, remains in good condition. However,

the amount of snow that has already fallen and drifted into the

stands makes the situation potentially dangerous.

“With the forecast for more heavy snow over the next 24 hours,

after taking advice from the club and local agencies, the Football

League have taken the decision to postpone the game.”

No new date for the game has been announced.