WEST­LEY: PITCH IS CAUS­ING IN­JURIES

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO RESULTS - By Jamie Holt

GRA­HAM West­ley has called on those re­spon­si­ble for the Steve­nage pitch to take ac­tion be­fore he loses any more play­ers to in­jury.

West­ley in­sists that Dar­ius Charles’ leg frac­ture, Dean Par­rett’s groin in­jury and the re­cur­rence of Jon Ash­ton’s an­kle prob­lem in his first match back af­ter surgery could all have been pre­vented if the Lamex Sta­dium had a bet­ter play­ing sur­face.

“It re­ally is very soft, it’s re­ally dif­fi­cult to get any foot­ing and we’re suf­fer­ing with the same types of in­juries on a con­sis­tent ba­sis,” he ex­plained. “The pitch isn’t help­ing the game ei­ther, be­cause it’s very much a ques­tion of try­ing to play in ar­eas rather than be­ing able to play the type of game we all like to see.

“Every­body at the club will be con­cerned by the fact that we are tak­ing the knocks and by the fact that the pitch is do­ing what it’s do­ing.”

CON­CERN: West­ley

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