Pitching In

We may be no closer to knowing when football can resume on the Home Park Stadium surface, but work continues apace to ensure that conditions are perfect when it does.

Scheduled renovations to the Home Park surface were brought forward from the close season to allow Grounds Manager Chris Ralph and his team to prepare the pitch for all eventualities.

Work began on the Home Park pitch, alongside the club's training pitches, in April, to ensure that, if called upon, the surfaces would be ready for imminent resumption of the Sky Bet League Two season - while also ensuring that the surface will be in top shape for the beginning of the 2020/21 EFL season.

Drone footage, captured by Martin Bird, a member of the grounds team at Home Park, gives greater insight into the process behind renovating the top-class playing surface at the Theatre of Greens.