FC Halifax Town groundsman Graham Osbourne is confident the Shay pitch will take the strain of four games in eight days – starting with the clash with Solihull on Saturday, the Halifax Courier report.

Town’s home game with Ebbsfleet on Saturday, March 9 was postponed due to the pitch being waterlogged, but Fax’s home match with Dewsbury Rams went ahead the day after, leaving the surface in a dreadful condition.

But it has since recovered sufficiently for Osbourne to be hopeful of staging Town’s next three home games – against Solihull on Saturday, the rearranged Ebbsfleet clash on Tuesday and then Maidenhead next Saturday – as well as Fax’s home fixture with Toronto on Sunday.

He said: “A verti-drain machine has been booked in tomorrow (Thursday).

“That spikes down about 18 inches and lifts the surface a bit. We haven’t been able to do that while it’s been so wet, so now it’s dried out quite a lot we can go on with it.”

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