Livi v Aberdeen off to due to pitch

Livingston’s Scottish Premiership match against Aberdeen has been called off due to a frozen pitch.

The artificial surface in West Lothian was deemed unplayable by referee Steven McLean less than two hours before the scheduled 16:00 GMT kick-off.

Temperatures in the town reached -3C the morning of the game, and the home side said club staff worked up to 36 hours before kick-off on the pitch.

No date for the rearranged match has yet been confirmed by the SPFL.

Livingston were aiming for their fifth win in a row since David Martindale took charge – a feat last achieved by a manager in the top flight in 2015 by Hearts manager Robbie Neilson.

Aberdeen, meanwhile, were hoping to cement their position in third place, having only lost one of their last 13 matches.

Livingston wrote on Twitter: “Despite the very best efforts of all the club staff over the last 36 or so hours, today’s game with Aberdeen has fallen victim of the freezing conditions and has been postponed.”

More to follow.

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