Sky Bet Championship club Brentford have taken the decision to postpone their home league game with Birmingham City next Tuesday evening, due to the poor condition of the playing surface at Griffin Park.
A short statement on the club’s website states that the decision has been taken in order to allow the club to relay the surface and get it back to a satisfactory standard for the rest of the campaign.
Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy was highly critical of the pitch after his team drew 2-2 on the pitch on the opening day and the club have now taken the drastic measure to relay the turf.
It does seem a bizarre occurrence for a club in the Championship to need to make such a decision especially considering the West London club have had a good three months during the off season in which to get the pitch in impeccable condition.
Brentford fans… What do you make the club’s decision to relay the turf? Birmingham fans… You can’t be happy with this move surely? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!