Scunthorpe protect pitch for Blues' visit

WITH the forecast of bad weather over the next few days, Scunthorpe United have taken measures to protect their pitch ahead of Saturday's Championship home game with Ipswich.

Elvin King

WITH the forecast of bad weather over the next few days, Scunthorpe United have taken measures to protect their pitch ahead of Saturday's Championship home game with Ipswich.

The playing surface at Glanford Park was covered over with frost covers yesterday by groundsman Graham Colby and his staff.

With the first flakes of snow falling this morning, they will remain on in a bid to ensure the game against Roy Keane's men goes ahead.

“We know that both frost and some snow is being forecast," said club secretary David Beeby. At the moment the pitch is perfectly playable but we have got it fully covered as a precaution.

“A frost is being forecast for the next couple of nights of minus four or five."

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Anything below that and United could have a problem but they will keep monitoring the weather.

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