Wigan Athletic will benefit from ‘much better’ pitch

Jonathan Jackson
Jonathan Jackson

Jonathan Jackson expects Wigan Athletic to benefit from an ‘improved playing surface’ at the DW next term thanks to advancements in technology.

The Warriors returned home last Thursday night for their first match at the DW in a couple of months due to annual work on the pitch.

And the Latics CEO is confident the surface problems of recent years have been consigned to the past.

“I have to say the ground staff have done an excellent job over the last couple of years to produce a playing surface that’s been robust,” he told the Wigan Post.

“It’s had the demands of two sports being played on it throughout the year, and we’ve needed the six-to-eight weeks this summer to get the work done.

“We think next season we will have an improved pitch because of the work that’s been done, and it’s something we’re continually striving to improve – especially now we’re in the Championship.

“The pitch has improved year on year due to advancements in technology.

“With things such as lights and artificial fibres being used, it’s so much better than it used to be.

“We’ll hopefully benefit from that, and the year-on-year improvement is full credit to the groundstaff, who are doing a tremendous job.”