Colchester United say they were “reluctant” to agree to switching their game at Swindon Town at short notice.
U’s fans have criticised the Football League’s decision to change the club’s match at the County Ground to this Friday night.
The League One clash had originally been scheduled for this Saturday (February 15).
But it has now been brought forward to Valentine’s night (February 14).
For more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news, including a full preview of the U's game at Port Vale tonight, see Tuesday's Daily Gazette.