UK time is: 06:01:15
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

RUFC - Dave Confident of Playing

Rotherham United Players Facilities Manager, Dave Fellows has resorted to crossing his fingers regarding the weather before Saturday's game with Torquay and said that, at the moment, it's 'game on'.

Speaking to MillersPlayer yesterday Dave, who is very confident that the game will go ahead on Saturday, said, 'We are keeping our fingers crossed that we don't get any snow and that the weather picks up a bit. We`ve had the Don Valley pitch covered since Tuesday and so it's all looking good there.

'The frost covers protect down to about minus two or minus three and stop the frost going into the surface. They are good enough and do the job but, when it's a prolonged frost like this, we're in the hands of the gods.'

Saying it wouldn't be a problem if there was some snow and it fell on top of the covers, Dave carried on, 'We'd just be able to get the tractor and brush it off so the pitch would be sound but, of course, there's the surrounding areas to think about. What's happened in the past is it could be a danger to the public but that's down to the Police and Safety Officer.

'I'm confident the game will go ahead but if I have any doubts I will let Paul Douglas know and consult with the League, Torquay and the match officials. I want the game to go ahead and we are going to do everything in our power to make sure it does.'

The team weren't able to train on the training ground yesterday due to the hard surface and had resorted to 'plan B' and the astro turf at Thomas Rotherham College. Speaking about the new training ground, Dave said, 'We will have astro turf up there but we might also purchase frost covers to cover the pitch there so they can train on grass three hundred and sixty five days a year.'


A decision is set to be made today regarding tomorrow's game




Join The Vital Debate

Don`t forget, you can also catch Vital Rotherham on Facebook and Twitter!

Vital Rotherham on: facebook

Vital Rotherham on: twitter




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 3 2012

Time: 8:55AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Rotherham United Articles

Archived Rotherham United Articles

List All Vital Rotherham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. rybel_b 1244
2. herringthorpe 906
3. sixpence 314
4. miller4life 178
5. mos60 145
6. MILLER NEZ 36
7. mvmiller 22
8. Millie Miller 17
9. nogginthenog 10
10. zipadeedoodah 6

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
17. Millwall 0 0 0 0 0 0
18. Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
20. Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
21. Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
22. Watford 0 0 0 0 0 0
23. Wigan 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Owls hit by Lavery injury blow
Sheff Wed : 29/07/2014 23:46:00
Scunthorpe close on Llera deal
Sheff Wed : 29/07/2014 23:42:00
Delfouneso Returns
Blackpool : 29/07/2014 23:40:00
Late Hammill Winner In Sheffield
Huddersfield : 29/07/2014 23:05:00
Radoslaw Majewski Joins Terriers on Loan Deal
Huddersfield : 29/07/2014 22:30:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

With Gerrard announcing his international retirement who should take over the skippers armband
Suggested By:  
Wayne Rooney 25%
Gary Cahill 25%
Joe Hart 25%
Other 25%