Altrincham’s directors have vowed to tackle long-standing drainage problems at The J.Davidson Stadium after being hit in the pocket by another postponement on Saturday.

An eagerly-awaited showdown with league leaders King’s Lynn Town fell victim to the weather and left Alty bosses bracing themselves for a significant drop in gate receipts when the game is rearranged.

Explaining why even their pitch covers couldn’t save Saturday’s game and pinpointing drainage as the problem that needs addressing, director Bill Waterson sent a message to supporters, saying: "It is clear from social media and elsewhere that you are all deeply frustrated by Saturday’s postponement.

"We share your frustration. As many of you have pointed out, losing a Saturday fixture costs the club significant lost revenue, and repositioning this one to a midweek slot will not generate anything like the same income.

"We couldn’t use the covers in the build-up to the game, as the pitch was already sodden due to significant rainfall over the last few weeks, and they would have caused damage.

"Heavy overnight rain on Friday left the pitch with significant standing water, and when an inspection took place, there was only one decision that could be made.

"The covers can work well in protecting the pitch, but the fact is they can only be left in place for a maximum of 24 hours before they damage the grass underneath. And they cannot be deployed if the ground is very wet, so the problem is with the drainage.

"It is certain we will carry out some drainage improvements in the summer, and we are currently evaluating a couple of options.

"To solve – or, perhaps more accurately, improve – the pitch situation, we need to address many factors.

"We now have a better understanding of what these factors are, and we will get to work on sorting them."

Alty have extended midfielder Josh Lundstram’s loan from Crewe until March 24.