Adam Murray has warned that his Boston United side will not be pitch perfect at the Jakemans Stadium this season.
After watching his side go down 2-1 to promotion-chasing Darlington 1883, despite a spirited fightback, the Pilgrims boss admitted that the playing surface down York Street is forcing him to implement Plan B tactics at home.
Assistant manager Martyn Bunce found himself rolling the bobbly pitch less than two hours before kick off, while a frustrated Murray was forced to play a brand of football he doesn’t believe will get the best out of his squad.
“We have got certain individuals who are trying to work hard on the pitch and I hear fans behind me shouting ‘pass the ball’,” the manager said.
“But you’ve seen what happens when we try to pass the ball, we get attacked by moles jumping out the pitch.
“We’re having to play a type of game at the minute which none of us are happy with, we don’t like it but we have to try to do it as it’s a second-ball game.
“The pitch doesn’t allow us to get the ball down and play. We’ve tried to overload the midfield to play those percentages.”