Blues confident pitch will survive the big freeze

Wanderers might call on fans to help them weather storm

Wanderers might call on fans to help them weather storm

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WANDERERS says they will do everything possible to make tomorrow’s League Two match with Dagenham and Redbridge goes ahead – even if that means asking the fans to shovel snow on the morning of the match or playing behind closed doors.

Snow is expected today and overnight, but Wanderers insist their undersoil heating will get the pitch playing.

It’s understood the system can cope with severe temperatures, possibly lower than minus 13 Deg Centrigade, meaning heavy snowfall is the greatest threat to the playing surface.

Stewards are scheduled to arrive at Adams Park at 6.30am tomorrow to clear the snow if necessary, and the club says it would take a massive snowfall to leave the pitch unplayable.

The bigger problem could be around the ground.

The upper car park will be partly closed for safety reasons, but safety around the ground could be a concern.

Wanderers haven’t ruled out playing the match behind closed doors if absolutely necessary – although they have never had to resort to such extreme measures.

But the club might ask fans to come to the ground early to help clear snow, which they did in December 2009 before their home game with Oldham Athletic.

If the game does go ahead, Wanderers are offering season ticket holders the opportunity to bring a guest for free.

Contact the ticket office for details.

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