ANDY Preece admits his side is facing a gruelling fixture back-log following Worcester City's postponed clash at Redditch United last night.

Officials called off the Nationwide North derby fixture at 6.10pm due to a waterlogged pitch.

Heavy rain led to sections of United's Valley Stadium surface being covered with standing water.

City have played just 12 league matches this season and boast games in hand on rival clubs.

Away visits to Vauxhall Motors and Stalybridge Celtic have already been re-scheduled as a result of Worcester's successful FA Cup run.

"The fixtures are starting to stack up and that may be a problem," said City's player-manager Preece.