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Pitch perfect: Wolves Invest In New Playing Surface

Pitch perfect: Wolves Invest In New Playing Surface – Work began last week on replacing the old pitch. The new one will be a state-of-the-art Desso Grassmaster hybrid pitch.

Pitch perfect: Wolves Invest In New Playing Surface

There has been recent criticism of the pitch, particularly in 2015/16, but head groundsman Wayne Lombard believes the new surface will be of a high standard all season round – and lessen the chances of injuries. He said the new pitch had been on his ‘wish list’ and added: “There’s no better system in the world. All the big clubs in the world use it.

“It was decided around March time that we’d invest in the pitch at Molineux again this year, similar to what we did in 2010.

“We’ve been talking about it for about two years and it’s been on the wish list.

“We were asked this year about making improvements at the training ground and Molineux and this is something we put on the list again, ‘is there any chance of going with this hybrid system?’. The owner said yes.

“We had to justify why we wanted to do it. But the pitch lasts 10 years so it’s a 10-year investment.

“It’s been fantastic. We’ve always been backed by previous owners, Steve Morgan and Sir Jack Hayward.

“With the new level of investment from Fosun we’ll obviously benefit from a new pitch and everything that comes with that.”

 Work on laying the pitch will be completed in time for the Wolves home friendly against Leicester on July 29. Before then two large machines will spend 20 hours a day for 15 days planting 20 million knitting needles – each 10 inches long – as the foundations for the surface.

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