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Confident Of Pitch Improvement

The state of the pitch at Huddersfield had caused some concern, to put it mildly, last season.

Sharing a stadium with another side always sees a pitch take more of a battering, especially if that other side are a Rugby League outfit as the Giants also use it.

The Desso GrassMaster surface has been heavily criticised, however stadium boss Gareth Davies had said "high usage and difficult weather conditions" were behind the problems, a view that has been backed up by operations manager Phil Armitage.

He told The Daily Examiner: 'We are always in the hands of the weather to a degree, and the unusual conditions we experienced last winter caused us a lot of problems.

It wasn't just that the pitch was subjected to rain and snow, but also that we had to use the under-soil heating more than usual and that we couldn't get onto it to carry out routine repairs.

'The particular problems we had are shown by the fact that the pitch, having been re-laid in the summer of 2011, held up well during the 2011-12 football season.'

Ongoing work is taking place, with the pitch said to be ready for the Giants' Super League game on June 3rd, and more importantly for the start of the 2013/14 season including a scheduled pre-season meeting towards the end of July.

Getting results is the name of the business, but a better playing surface will make it easy for a more pleasing on the eye performance and this is what Mark Robins will be looking for his side to be doing next season, on a better surface!

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Date:Monday May 20 2013

Time: 9:44AM

 

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