Butcher fumes as Inverness game postponed

Terry Butcher believes the Scottish Premier League has been hasty in postponing his side's Saturday fixture against Dundee United, reports BBC Sport.

All this weekend's SPL games have been called off because of fears about fans travelling in the ice and snow.

But the Inverness boss thinks his team's match against United could have gone ahead.

"The A9 is fine and the forecast for us is a positive forecast," said a "bitterly disappointed" Butcher.

"So, for us, there is no reason why the game should be called off.

"As far as we are concerned, the pitch would have been absolutely perfect on Saturday."

And Butcher has suggested that the SPL should pay his club compensation for having switched on their undersoil heating.

"If we had known that there was a chance of the game going off, we wouldn't have put the heating on," Butcher told BBC Scotland.

"Five or six thousand pounds to us is a hell of a lot of money."

"We travelled down to Celtic Park last weekend in worse conditions than supporters will travel up to our game," said Butcher.

"Sometimes you want your governing body to be proactive and they have been proactive, but nobody at the club was notified about this until a press man called."

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