OXFORD United's trip to Northampton Town has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

Heavy rain in the area since Thursday night has made the pitch at the PTS Academy Stadium unplayable.

Referee Thomas Bramall attended the stadium this morning and called the game off after a pitch inspection.

"In the interests of player safety, the correct decision was to call the game off," he said.

"There has been a lot of rain here over the last few days, the pitch is very wet and as always, the safety of the players is of paramount importance."

No new date has been set for the rearranged Sky Bet League One match at this stage.

It means United will go eleven days between games, with their next one at home to Bristol Rovers in a week's time.

The U's have now had seven games this season postponed due to circumstances out of their control.

Five of those were because of Covid outbreaks at their opponents, plus one due to Shrewsbury Town being in Emirates FA Cup action and now today's fixture.