Linfield's Belfast derby with Crusaders in the Irish Premiership has been postponed due to health and safety concerns about the West Stand and surrounding areas at Windsor Park.

The stand has been sealed off after structural engineers called in earlier this week after cracks in the brickwork were discovered.

The Irish Football Association remain hopeful that the damage will not jeopardise the staging of the team's crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against Romania in June.

"The Irish FA became aware on Tuesday morning of some damage having been caused overnight to the West Stand of the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park," an IFA spokesman told the Belfast Telegraph.

Northern Ireland played at Windsor Park on Sunday evening, beating Finland 2-1 in Euro 2016 qualifying to stay second in Group F.

The next qualifier for Michael O'Neill's side is against pool leaders Romania on 13 June.

Windsor Park is currently undergoing major redevelopment and only the West and North stands, which hold around 4,000 and 6,000 spectators respectively, currently remain. The East and South stands have been demolished.

The project, due to be completed in October in 2015, will increase the capacity of a ground first opened in 1905 from 14,000 to 18,000.

More than 10,000 fans saw the Finland game and the IFA said the stadium was assessed as safe before the match kicked off.