ALBION Sports missed out on a friendly fixture against a Bradford City XI in midweek – but the game was postponed rather than cancelled.

Sports had been promised a game at their rented home of Throstle Nest but, with the Bantams squad a little stretched, the League One's side’s development squad were unable to play Kulwinder Sandhu’s Lions.

Albion club secretary Jaj Singh said: “It’s a shame that we couldn’t play the game last Wednesday but it will on at a later date – maybe sometime during the season.

“I think there were too many people getting involved at both ends and things got a little bit confused. Maybe that led to a lack of communication, which sounds strange, but I’m dealing directly with the main man Alan Nevison now and we’ll get it sorted.”

Singh feels that the postponement may work in Albion’s favour as they will face a stronger City side and the game may be at a time when supporters are not wary of it being 'just another pre-season friendly'.

Singh said: “I didn’t want them to just send the kids, and I hoped it would be a stronger squad with some players on the fringes of the first team. I wanted a real game which would be good for supporters of both clubs and give our lads a proper run-out.

“There has been no fall out and no animosity between the clubs. In fact, I like to think that Albion Sports has a good relationship with Bradford City and one that will continue.

“I’m a big City fan and my company has worked with them for some years. I’m happy to wait until they can send a side with enough experienced players to make it worthwhile game.

“I’m really looking forward to it and I hope it's sooner rather than later. Whenever it is I’ll be delighted.”