Leeds United have confirmed that work has started to relay the Elland Road pitch this week as it started to affect the side.
The Whites have spent £300,000 on a hybrid turf which will take them until the end of the season, where major upgrades will take place.
Phil Hay reported that the pitch was acquired from Premier League rivals Spurs, and should be ready for the next home clash with Everton.
Mateusz Klich has reacted to the news on his personal Instagram account on Friday, clearly showing that the players are keeping a close eye on what is happening at Elland Road.
The Polish international simply posted an emoji on his story, making it clear that it was something the squad wanted to happen.
Reactions flooding in.
Graham Potter mentioned the pitch after Brighton left with a 1-0 win last week, claiming that his side prepared well with a trip to Newport in the FA Cup.
That would have resonated with the ground staff, as their hard work was compared to a League Two ground that clearly isn’t the best.
Patrick Bamford also spoke about the pitch recently, claiming that it wasn’t an excuse but it was in terrible condition for the football the Whites want to play.
“We were all blaming the pitch and saying how shocking it was but we knew we weren’t good enough ourselves,” he said.
It is clearly a massive talking point, and with this work now underway, there are no longer any excuses for the Whites between now and the end of the season.
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