THE Shrimps’ pre season preparations have begun in earnest with some major works taking place to the Globe Arena playing surface.
The club has been working with one of the country’s top pitch firms to make vital, extensive improvements.
The whole pitch has been planed off to a depth of 25mm with the area cultivated with a power harrow. A total of 200 tons of sand has been used to level the whole area which has been vertidrained, seeded and seen fertilizer applied.
Speaking at the club’s player of the year awards evening club director, Rod Taylor, announced that the Shrimps were making a major investment into the playing area after it was identified as a key area of development.
Mr Taylor said: “The club has fantastic grounds staff who have worked tirelessly to get the best surface possible but it has needed more investment for some time.
“The club has made that commitment this year and we are sure that everyone will see the improvements next season.’’
Shrimps’ boss Jim Bentley said: “Since we moved to the Globe Arena there have been problems with the make-up of the pitch which has made things difficult for the grounds staff to prepare the surface we all want.
“We have a style of football that we want to play and we haven’t always been able to do that because of the condition of our pitch at various stages of the season and this investment will hopefully make a huge difference.’’