Wolverhampton Wanderers' rearranged Championship clash with Scunthorpe United was postponed last night after the under-soil heating at Molineux broke down.

Industrial-strength heaters were brought in to try to thaw the pitch, which was covered in a giant cover, and inspections were held at 4pm and 6pm before the decision was taken to call the match off.

The visit of United had been rearranged from last Saturday as Wolves' FA Cup clash at Cardiff City took priority but Mick McCarthy's men would have been hoping the game had gone ahead as they sought to bounce back from their dismal showing in south Wales.

Travelling Wolves supporters, who were held in the ground after the game, heaped abuse on the Wanderers players as they conducted their warm down, and last night offered an immediate opportunity to rectify that performance.

The Scunthorpe game wasn't the only one to be hit by the big freeze last night. Chris Coleman will have to wait to make his bow as Coventry City's manager as their match at Sheffield Wednesday was also frozen off.

Matches throughout League One and League Two were also hit by the freezing conditions.