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Pitch renovations underway

28 May 2021

With the football season at an end, renovations of the Hillsborough pitch and those at our Middlewood Road Training Facility are well underway.

Our groundsmen are hard at work making sure both venues will be in thriving condition in time for the players returning to action.

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The renovations are very much welcome, as last summer’s plans were halted due to repercussions from COVID-19.

The re-start of the 2019/20 campaign in June left no time to regenerate the pitches ahead of the new season, but with a whole summer ahead this time round, the pitches will receive the TLC they require.

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Tons of sand and grass seed will be used to restore the sites, with Koro machines currently stripping the old turf to make way for the new seeds.

Head groundsman, Tim Watt, said: “It’s great to get these renovations underway and look forward to next season.

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“We can now rejuvenate the Desso fibres, improve the drainage and look forward to healthy pitches at both sites.”

Tim was also keen to heap praise on his groundsman team, Leighton Lindley, Ewan Doman and Ben Robinson.

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He added: “The lads did great last season to maintain the pitches despite no summer renovations, they work hard all year round and deserve a lot of credit.” 


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