Work to prepare the Spotland pitch for the start of the new season continued on Monday afternoon as the Ground staff cut the newly grown grass for the first time.
They used a process known as rotary mowing which will allow the grass to thicken up as it continues to grow.
It has been just over a fortnight since contractors moved off site after completing the renovations, and Head Groundsman Oli Makin is pleased with the progress so far: “The weather has been perfect from when the renovations started up until now. It was warm and dry when we did the works and since then it has been damp and warm, so that it has been ideal really. We’ll now cut it every day, as well as feeding it regularly, to give it its best chance of thickening up for the first game which is the pre-season friendly against Blackburn Rovers on July 20th.”