City's game at Port Vale has fallen victim of the severe winter weather as expected.

The ground staff at Vale Park worked until midnight last night on the pitch and the League Two leaders brought in warm air blowers to try to soften the surface.

But with snow falling in the area and no suggestion that temperatures will rise above freezing in the next 24 hours, they had to call in a local referee who declared it unplayable for tomorrow.

The postponement will do City a favour, allowing them to rest up ahead of Tuesday's Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at Aston Villa.