Albion groundsman Steve Winterburn is hopeful the Seagulls can avoid a hat-trick of postponements.

He is optimistic tomorrow night's re-arranged clash against Peterborough at Withdean will survive the weather.

"At the moment the forecast is for rain and sleet," said Winterburn. "If that stays as it is then I don't think there will be any problems.

"The pitch is draining well, even after the rainfall this morning.

"You never know, the weather could turn at any time, but hopefully we will get the game in before it freezes up."

The Peterborough match was snowed off last Tuesday and Albion's scheduled visit to Hereford on Saturday suffered the same fate.