Cambridge boss Neil Harris was frustrated to see his side’s clash with Wanderers called off – but admitted it was the right call.

The game was postponed by referee David Rock after just nine minutes of play at the Abbey Stadium due to a waterlogged pitch.

“(We are) disappointed and frustrated because we are in a good place and were looking forward to it,” said Harris.

“The first eight minutes, I think one thing was guaranteed – it wasn’t going to be 0-0! We attacked the game, the same as Bolton did.

“The only thing I will say is that it’s not in our control. It is the same as Stevenage away with the floodlights, we can’t control that.

“Obviously, the frustration is that we have put a lot of work into that. I have put a lot of time into this and so have the staff – Saturday night, Sunday and Monday as well and then you lose the game. We have got to repeat that at some stage.

“It was right to start the game, the pitch was fine. It deteriorated very quickly and the ref has made the right decision to abandon it. I am fine with it.”

The pitch looked in good condition during the warm-ups, but things changed quickly due to the torrential weather.

“It caught me by surprise because I didn’t expect us to lose the game just because of the rain, but I shouldn’t be because I have seen the training ground over the last couple of months – what pitches are like generally,” Harris continued.

“It is difficult but having seen it in the warm-up and at the start of the game, I thought we were fine. It deteriorated quickly but we can’t control it, so no complaints.”

Cambridge entered the game in good form and Harris felt they had a chance of getting something against Ian Evatt’s side.

“We are in a good place,” he said. “Bolton are a very good team, possibly the best team in the league.

“We felt with the conditions and us being a relatively fit squad, we had a real chance tonight. That is the disappointment – we are in such a good moment and it was a chance to cause an upset.

“But we have lost nothing, other than the fixture which we will have to re-arrange. We will now be fresh going into Cheltenham on Saturday and we look forward to it.”