Palace v Wanderers: Groundsman confident game will go ahead

First published in Sport The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , chief football writer

 

CRYSTAL Palace groundsman Mark Perrin has assured Wanderers fans that every effort would be made to save tomorrow’s match against Wanderers.
Around three inches of snow have fell in the Croydon area today but the Eagles have managed to cover the pitch, which is currently in a playable condition.
It is expected that match officials will make an inspection early tomorrow morning in an effort to minimise the problems for Whites fans travelling to the game.
But speaking today, Perrin seemed upbeat about the chances of the Championship game going ahead.
“We’ll be working late tonight and early tomorrow to clear the snow,” he said.
“The main focus will be extra staff hired in. We’ll throw a lot of labour at it and try to get the game on.
“The surface is fine under the covers, it’s just a case of clearing the snow tomorrow.
“We’re not in the business of letting games get called off. We’ll throw everything at it.
“Supporters need to be made aware that everything will be done to get the game on.”

The football club released a video clip at 11am of staff clearing snow from the pitch, which can be viewed here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roIt-r9Kz_Q

They have followed it up with another at 1pm, which showed the worsening weather. View it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyVNKl8Lokw&feature=youtu.be

 

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