PETE Wild has apologised to City fans – but expects nothing to be done about Saturday’s late postponement.

Barrow are lodging an official complaint after referee Tom Nield ruled the game could not go ahead just over an hour before kick-off.

Home boss Wild slammed the decision and was sympathetic towards the 900 supporters who had got tickets in the sold-out away end for their wasted trip.

“I am as frustrated for Bradford because it’s unfair on them,” he said. “That’s pretty poor on Bradford and I feel sorry for the fans.

“I’m gutted for everybody but they are all words. The decision has been made.”

City dropped two places to 15th after their inactive weekend. Crawley and Walsall both jumped above them with wins.

Gillingham’s 1-0 victory over Wrexham means the gap to the last play-off spot is now five points, although the Kent side have played the game more.

Wild is not anticipating any action from the Football Association to Barrow’s complaint.

He added: “I’ve been here for nearly two years. Every time you put in a letter of disappointment or a question about what’s going on, you generally get something like, ‘yeah, sorry’ or ‘we did it for this reason’.

“They never come back and say they apologise or recompense the football club or the supporters for the time and effort put in.

“That’s never taken into consideration. We’re just the ones who’ve got to get on with it and do what we do.

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“Everybody works all week to go to a sporting event at the weekend. To have that taken away from us is so frustrating.

“Seriously both sets of players wanted to have a training session straight after. That tells you the mentality that they wanted the game on and wanted to play.

“It would have been a belter. Bradford are in a good vein of form, we’re not but we were at home trying to find that form again.

“It made for a belting game with a great atmosphere. That’s been taken away from both football clubs through no fault of Barrow AFC.”

City’s trip to Holker Street will now have to be rearranged for a midweek date later in the season.

“It’s not ideal,” added Wild. “I’ll leave that with the secretaries to come back with a couple of dates and then we’ll take it from there.”