A referee has today (Tuesday) taken a precautionary look at the pitch ahead of our Emirates FA Cup fourth round replay against Millwall.
He was invited into the Crown Oil Arena by the club to view the playing surface following work that has been carried out in recent days.
After a substantial amount of time was spent underneath the dome assessing the pitch and, following discussions between the Referee, ground staff and external pitch contractor, tonight’s match remains ON.
Due to the forecasted weather for this afternoon, the covers will remain on and will be removed as close to kick-off as possible.
The club would like to place on record its thanks to the ground staff, the pitch experts and, more importantly, the small group of volunteers who have worked tirelessly throughout the day/ night on Monday and again this morning, doing everything they possibly could to ensure the game can go ahead.
A further update will be provided if the situation changes.
We are extremely grateful to those fans for their dedication and support at a time when the club needed it the most. Thank you!