Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has given a cautious viewpoint on the idea of plastic pitches being reintroduced into professional football, and in particular at Huish Park. In this week's local press, Glovers Chairman John Fry has spoken about possible plans to replace the current grass turf on the main pitch with an artificial pitch.
Mr Fry admitted that he had yet to discuss the matter with Johnson, and so with his assistant manager Terry Skiverton having given his view on a 3G pitch at Keynsham Town last October, it was going to be interesting to hear what the gaffer himself made of it.
Thankfully BBC Somerset put Gary on the spot, and whilst he seemed keen to choose his words carefully, he did stress that the quality of the surface chosen would have to be taken into account:
"It would have to be a good one. I can understand the thoughts behind it, that's for sure. A lot of the real state of the art plastic pitches now, do play very much like grass. So I can see that from the commercial point of view, and from the point of view that you'll always have a flat surface, because we want to play football. Sometimes it's very difficult to play our game on our pitch on occasions. Maybe it's a good idea, but it's got to be a good cheap one."
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