A FOOTBALL match has been postponed as players need ‘more time to come to terms’ with the death of Cody Fisher.

A match between Bromsgrove Sporting and Stratford Town FC, which was scheduled for Monday, January 2 has been postponed.

Cody Fisher, who previously played for both Sporting and the Bards, died from stab wounds at Crane nightclub, Digbeth on Boxing Day.

The football game, which was set to be dedicated to Cody, will be rescheduled as Stratford Town is ‘struggling to overcome the incident’.

It is believed some of Stratford’s players were with Cody in the nightclub at the time of his death.

A statement on the Southern League website reads: "Following a request from Stratford Town to the League for the postponement of the scheduled match on Bank Holiday Monday, the League's board considered this request along with the observations of Bromsgrove Sporting.

The cruel and savage events of Boxing Day that resulted in the fatal stabbing of Stratford Town's Cody Fisher has brought hurt and pain to so many.

“Stratford Town advising the League that players, management, staff and supporters are struggling to overcome the incident and request time to seek professional help for those that need it and as such, as a club, are in no fit state to fulfil the fixture.

“The League and its board send its best wishes to all those affected, hoping that the pain begins to heal.”

Stratford Town FC says the postponement is in ‘recognition of the significant emotions’ within the club and as a ‘mark of respect for Cody’s family and friends’.

Bromsgrove Sporting tweeted: “A request was made to the league by Stratford Town to postpone the match as their players, some of whom were with Cody on that night, will need more time and support to come to terms with what has happened.

“We at Sporting fully understand and support Stratford’s player’s feelings.

“Some things are more important than football.”