MANAGER Peter Taylor has called on tomorrow’s opponents Darlington to make an early decision if tomorrow’s League Two top-of-the-table clash in the North East is in danger of being called off.

The Wycombe chief was among the spectators at Southend United on Tuesday night when their League One match with Scunthorpe United was called off just 15 minutes before the kick off due to a frozen pitch and Taylor doesn’t want Wycombe fans to suffer the same fate tomorrow.

Taylor said: “I was in the car park when they called it off.

“It wasn’t so bad for me because I don’t live too far away but I felt really sorry for the Scunthorpe supporters who had spent a lot of time and good money getting down there to follow their club.

“I think if there is any doubt about the game then the decision has got to be taken early to stop people travelling all that way.”

Blues called off their midweek game against Barnet at 10am to ensure that no supporters were inconvenienced and Taylor is hoping for a similar commonsense policy from Darlo.

At the time of going to press, the North East had not been hit hard by the blizzard conditions which have affected much of the country.

But the Quakers have taken the precaution of covering their pitch and with temperatures not expected to rise much today, supporters are advised to check with the Wycombe Wanderers official website before setting off.

Weather permitting, new signing John-Paul Pittman will go straight into the squad and last week’s super-sub Nathan Ashton could also be involved again after his big contribution in the 2-1 win over Accrington.

He came off the bench last Saturday to send over the free kick which Matt Harrold headed into the net for a 79th minute winner as Blues came from behind to bag the points.

Ashton has only been a bit-part player since his Summer switch from Fulham but he made his mark, helping Wanderers to pick up only their second win of 2009.

Taylor said: “I was really pleased for him. It was a good delivery and some of our set-pieces had been crying out for that until he came on.

“At times I haven’t given him a chance and maybe at times that’s down to him not taking enough of the few opportunities that have arisen.

“I put him on the bench last week because I thought he’d be something different and it worked.”

The win was a welcome relief to Wanderers who ended a disappointing run where they had taken just 13 points from the previous 30.

And they will need to be at their best tomorrow.

Darlington could nick their place at the top of the table if they win tomorrow and also take three points from their game in hand.

Tomorrow’s match is the first of a tough away double-header for Wycombe with a visit to eighth-placed Bradford City to follow seven days later.