Derby County have hit out at the Football League after a tribunal to determine the amount the club should pay Tranmere Rovers for Steve Davies was postponed.
Davies signed a three-year deal at Pride Park in June after he failed to agree new terms at his former side Tranmere.
The League One club are entitled to compensation as the winger is under the age of 24, and a tribunal to decide the fee was scheduled for next Tuesday.
However, the meeting has now been cancelled as Lorraine Rogers - Tranmere chairman and a member of the Football League's board of directors - is unavailable due to holiday commitments.
A statement on the Derby's official website: "The reason for the cancellation has not been confirmed directly by Ms Rogers as the Football League board has not been able to contact directly one of its own directors and member club chairman to ascertain the details for the requested postponement.
"Derby County is staggered at this decision which extends the uncertainty for the player concerned and makes a mockery of all the time and work the club has undertaken in preparing for this assessment tribunal over the summer months."