Stadium Head Groundsman John Wright provides us with an update on the pitch work at St Mary’s, as the covers came off for the first cut.
With the new season edging closer, the pitch renovation work to ensure the surface is pristine for the players’ return continues.
Wright explained: “We’re at the stage now where we are doing our first cut after the covers came off on Friday.
“It’s a case of trying to establish it the best we can by doing all of our normal practices.
“It is all about trying to get that plant as healthy and as strong as possible ready for when the players get back.”
“There’s a hell of a lot of work that goes into it throughout the season. This is more of an essential time for us to make sure we get everything correct.”