FORMER York City favourite Matty Blair believes the right decision was made in postponing the League Two semi-final first leg clash with Fleetwood Town at Bootham Crescent.

The double Wembley winner with York two years ago, who now plies his trade with the Cod Army, said it was a "shame" the weather made the pitch unplayable - and forced referee Carl Boyeson to call time on the contest - but insisted Fleetwood will be ready for their return on Monday for the rearranged match.

"It was the right decision and we will get ready for Monday when it will be the encounter we are all waiting for," Blair said.

"We were ready tonight and we will be ready on Monday. It is our job to prepare right and to prepare for situations like this."

Blair said he and his teammates knew from the moment they saw the playing surface that the game was in trouble.

"It is such a shame," he added. "We turned up and we went out on the pitch and you could see straight away that it had a lot of surface water and it was just a case of when it was going to get called off really, not if, which is a big shame.

"I am pretty sure the whole of York and the whole of Fleetwood were preparing for a great tie but we will go again, prepare right and see what happens."

Blair is hoping as many of the Fleetwood fans who made the journey from Lancashire will make the return trip on Monday.

"I am sure the chairman will put out a few messages and encourage the fans to come back," he said. "He's really good at getting the fans together.

"I am sure they will want to watch the game they have been deprived of tonight."