A NEW date has been announced for Saturday's postponed match between the Pars and Dundee United.

Stevie Crawford's men will now face the Tangerines next Tuesday, March 26 with a 7.45pm kick-off.

The club had apologised to fans on Saturday evening after the East End Park surface failed an inspection, leading to referee David Lowe calling the game off due to a waterlogged pitch.

The club had stated at 9am that morning that they had "no plans to hold a pitch inspection" and that the pitch was playable.

But the game, subsequently, was called off and the Pars later released a statement apologising to both sets of supporters.

On their website, they said: "Following the cancellation of this afternoon’s match against Dundee United, DAFC would like to apologise to all home and away supporters who have been inconvenienced by the call off at 1.30pm.

"Our ground staff and officials have been in since 8.30am this morning, and we have been in dialogue with the SPFL since then.

"The weather conditions proved extremely difficult to predict, with snow, sleet and then rain causing our pitch to ultimately become waterlogged, despite preparatory work being carried out yesterday.

"We requested the match referee to attend early to inspect the pitch, and at that point he had unfortunately no other option than to cancel the match."

The game will now be played three days before Ayr United make the trip to East End Park.

Next Friday's game against Ayr will be broadcast live on BBC Scotland with a 7.05pm kick-off.