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Molineux pitch undergoes major facelift

Wolves' Molineux pitch has undergone a major facelift as the club prepares for next season.

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Wolves' Molineux pitch has undergone a major facelift as the club prepares for next season.

The board have invested £1m in the pitches at Molineux and the Compton training ground, and after seven weeks, the contractors have finally finished their work and now nature can take its course.

Construction work, replacing of irrigation, drain-age and undersoil heating was completed on schedule last Friday, when the pitch was re-seeded.

Wolves head groundsman Wayne Lumbard is now looking forward to getting the pitch ready for Molineux's only pre-season friendly which is against Spanish side Atletico Bilbao on August 7.

By then the pitch will have moved closer to the Jack Harris Stand in preparation for the first phase of the redevelopment at the opposite end of the ground next season.

The pitch will be moved to within the minimum six metres from touchline to the first row of seating.

But it is not known yet whether the dimensions of the pitch will change after boss Mick McCarthy ordered it to be shrunk by four yards in width and three in length a year ago.

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