The club would like to publicly commend our ground staff for their terrific work in ensuring our Carabao Cup round one clash against Notts County went ahead on Tuesday.
Head Groundsman Graham Colby, Deputy Head Groundsman Oli Makin and the other ground staff Gary Spindley, Reginald Jones, Ross Ritchie and Jordan Stevenson worked tirelessly from early on Tuesday morning to ensure the pitch was in a playable condition for the encounter.
Despite torrential rain throughout the day - and during the match - referee David Webb indicated he was happy with the surface with the game going the distance to penalties after a 3-3 draw.
During the intervals, our ground staff were instantly on the pitch to tend to the pitch for the next period of play, which even included repainting the penalty spot ahead of the shoot-out.
Chief Executive Officer James Rodwell said: “It is testament to our ground staff that we were able to commence and then complete 120 minutes plus penalties against Notts County. As a football club, we were eager to get the fixture played and, due to the efforts of our team, we were able to celebrate reaching the second round of the competition. Our thanks go to them for their continued hard work.”