London Underground strike could force Fulham to postpone Liverpool clash

Fulham may be forced to defer Wednesday night’s Premier League meeting with Liverpool at Craven Cottage.

A proposed London Underground strike is likely to affect the amount of safety staff who can attend the fixture in southwest London, prompting Fulham to question whether or not they will have to postpone.

A statement on the club's official website said: "Following a number of enquiries regarding how the potential London Underground strike action may affect Wednesday evening's fixture against Liverpool, the Club can confirm that it is currently proceeding on the basis that the game will go ahead.

"However, the Club has concerns over the potential impact that the strike may have on the ability of its safety staff to attend the ground in sufficient time and numbers to ensure that it is able to open the ground and effectively operate it, from the time that the gates are open to the public until the departure of all supporters.

"After consulting with the Local Authority and the Metropolitan Police, it has been decided that if the proposed action is still undetermined at 3pm tomorrow (Tuesday), and the Club cannot guarantee enough staff are available to attend the ground in sufficient time and numbers, then as a consequence the Club would not be able to comply with the terms of its safety certificate and the fixture would be postponed and rescheduled for a future date.

"A further statement will be released at 3pm on Tuesday to confirm whether the game will go ahead or be postponed."

 
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