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Paul Robinson has said that the slippy surface at Leeds – highlighted by Jamie Carragher after the game on Sky Sports on Monday night – is as bad as he’s seen.
However, he thinks that it could actually work to the club’s advantage.
The pitch was relaid ahead of the Everton game after it was cutting up really badly. It’s a short-term fix that was bought from Tottenham for £3000,000 ahead of a brand new refit in the summer.
Robinson claims new pitches always take time to mesh together but that the surface did seem excessively slippy.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “It always happens with a new pitch, that’s what happens.
“As pitches are laid it takes time for it to knit together and when you lay a new pitch at this time of the year, that’s always going to happen.
“There will be an element of movement and slipping, although to be fair I haven’t seen as much slipping as on this one.
“This one does seem excessive over the past two games, with both sets of players finding it hard to stay on their feet.
“But if Leeds can get a handle on it then it could prove to be an advantage for us like it was for QPR and their plastic pitch all those years ago.”
Patrick Bamford discussed it after the game and said he couldn’t understand why it was proving so slippy.
However, he said it was much better than the previous surface and Leeds have played well on it twice now.
They were unlucky not to get something from the Everton game and dispatched Crystal Palace at a canter.
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