Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald says that plastic pitches have no place in the Scottish Premiership, says Graeme McGarry, as he prepares his side for their visit to Rugby Park this weekend to take on Kilmarnock on their artificial surface.
While Archibald understands the reasons why clubs like Kilmarnock and Hamilton have installed the surfaces, he insists that it is no substitute for real grass.
He said: “I’d rather they weren’t in the Premiership. I just think in the top league you want to be on grass.
“I can see why they do it. We spend thousands of pounds on our youth academy because we’re moving from place to place so I can see the reasoning behind it.”