Published 6th May 2011
"We know it's not been one of the best pitches around, but we've been spending a lot of time and money on it in recent weeks," said the club's chairman and chief executive Kevin Sturmey. "We're constantly watering it.
"We have taken a lot of advice on the pitch - what to put on it. We've reseeded parts of it and put down a lot of sand.
"Now it's only the middle which concerns us. We will be putting down about fifty tons of sand on it in the summer in a bid to get it looking and playing the best it's ever been.
"We won't be playing any pre-season friendlies on it and will go straight into league matches."