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Pitch perfect for Millwall

15 May 2015

It's busy behind-the-scenes at The Den

Millwall's players may be on their summer break at the moment, but it is a hive of activity behind-the-scenes at The Den.

For Head Groundsman Dave Bradbury-Shaw, the next 10 weeks is a crucial period in which he and his team undertake the task of getting the playing surface at The Den into tip-top shape for the start of the 2015/16 season.

"We have a specific time-frame in which we have to get a lot of work done," Dave told millwallfc.co.uk "And this is already very much underway.

"At the end of each season a couple of weeks are usually designated for the pitch to be hired out for corporate games, and of course we hosted Tobi Alabi's Heart4More Foundation charity match too.

"Now those matches have come to a conclusion we are cracking on with renovating the playing surface.

"The first stage of this started yesterday (Thursday) when the top layer of turf was removed, after which we have a 10 week period to get the pitch into pristine condition before the start of the new campaign on Saturday 8th August."

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