Crawley make head groundsman redundant after five postponements

Crawley Town's pitch on February 1. Photo: Alan Millard

Crawley Town's pitch on February 1. Photo: Alan Millard - Credit: Archant

Stevenage game on February 1 was one of the matches rescheduled

Crawley Town have made their head groundsman redundant.

The departure of Matt Moss comes following a run of five postponements, including the Reds match against Stevenage on February 1. Boro are set to travel to Crawley in a rescheduled match on Tuesday.

The club say they made the decision as part of cost-cutting measures, adding that they are ‘not short of people who are working on the pitch’, though the Argus reports that Crawley are being ‘ordered to explain a series of postponements by the Football League’.

The newspaper also reports that the league wants to know what the club plan to do in the summer to ensure that there is no repeat of the postponements next season.

The Argus quote chief executive Michael Dunford as saying: “We are having to make cuts across the football club at the moment but we are not short of people who are working on the pitch. [Assistant groundsman] Tom [Martin] is only young but we have got some experienced advisors helping him while the borough council have only been too happy to help.