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Blackburn boss Allardyce demands under-soil heating for all stadiums

Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce says all Premiership stadiums should require under-soil heating.

The Premier League will ask Fulham and Portsmouth as well as the match officials about their call-offs.

Most Blackburn fans had already arrived in London when referee Rob Styles ruled the Craven Cottage pitch unplayable at 1.30pm. While Allardyce said the decision was the right one, he was angry Fulham do not have under soil heating.

"I thought it was mandatory for all clubs in the Premier League. If not, it should be,' he said.

Allardyce, whose Blackburn side are unbeaten in four matches since he took over as manager from Paul Ince, added: "I don't want to cause trouble over this but the call-off is a big disappointment to me and the players.

"We are upset on behalf of the fans who followed us here. It's a long way to come for a call-off. We were 15 minutes from Craven Cottage when we heard."

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