Snow freezes Bradford City out of the action

Bradford City's Boxing Day clash with League Two leaders Chesterfield is already off the agenda with York City's Blue Square Premier clash with Gateshead likely to follow suit.

The Bantams announced yesterday that Sunday's eagerly-awaited fixture had been postponed due to a frozen pitch with no date yet named for the re-arranged fixture.

It means City must wait until Tuesday's trip to Cheltenham to get back on the pitch and it looks odds-on to be a similar story for York whose

Sunday clash at home to Gateshead faces a Christmas Eve pitch

inspection with City admitting that the clash is "unlikely" to go ahead.

York, too, will then be back in action on Tuesday at Altrincham but the Minstermen have lost the services of popular French defender Djoumin Sangare who has left the club to join Moroccan side Casablanca.

York boss Gary Mills was sad to learn of his departure, admitting: "I was in the process of offering him a new contract.

"It's a sad day for the club, but that's football."

LOCKING HORNS: Neil Warnock and Thomas Christiansen, right, will face each other in South Wales on Tuesday night.

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