Barrow AFC's National League fixture against Dagenham & Redbridge has been postponed, a full day before it was due to take place.

The club put out a statement on Twitter saying: "This is due to a waterlogged pitch and safety concerns for both players and supporters with Storm Dennis on the way."

Heavy rain had already left the pitch at the Bluebirds' ground unplayable and with more forecast in the next 24 hours, this was a situation that was not going to improve.

The extreme weather will have made Dagenham's long journey from East London a potentially dangerous one for their players and supporters, with winds in excess of 50mph set to batter the country tomorrow.

Manager Ian Evatt accepted there was no choice but to call the game off, saying: "It is what it is and we've got to get on with it.

"It's unfortunate because the pitch took a hell of a hammering in the summer and it's been a very wet winter and it's just unplayable, so hopefully we can get it right for Dover on Tuesday.

"It just depends on how heavy this storm is, how much it hits and how much damage it does. We'll be trying our hardest to get it on."

With both teams having a free date on Saturday, February 29, there is a chance the match could be rescheduled for then, rather than be moved to a midweek later in the season.

For now, though, the focus is on making sure Holker Street remains a safe place to be, particularly with the construction of the fanzone at the Steelworks End currently taking place.

Evatt said: "The pitch is unplayable and there's a bit of construction going on at the ground at the moment and with 40-50mph winds, people's health and safety is of most importance, so we'll see what happens.

"Hopefully we'll get the Dover game on and the wind and the rain will die down for Tuesday."