FOOTBALL SCOTLAND 🔵 Dundee release statement on possible venue change ahead of Motherwell & Rangers – Shango Media

FOOTBALL SCOTLAND 🔵 Dundee release statement on possible venue change ahead of Motherwell & Rangers

Dundee say no decision has been made on whether they’ll be forced to play this Saturday’s home clash with Motherwell at a different venue.

Reports this morning suggested that the Dark Blues could have no option but to move this weekend’s Premiership meeting away from their Dens Park ground if their problematic pitch is once again deemed unplayable. Heavy rainfall has battered Tayside in recent days and the Met Office has forecasted another downpour on Friday.

The Dees have already postponed four home matches this season due to their waterlogged surface, including the recent televised visit of Rangers, which has been rearranged for next Wednesday. And with the final round of fixtures before the split on the horizon next weekend, SPFL chiefs are said to have ordered Dundee to come up with a contingency plan should their pitch let them down again on Saturday.

Dundee say they are working around the clock to ensure this weekend’s match goes ahead at Dens Park and revealed they will issue fans with a further update later today.

A club statement read: « Dundee Football Club want to respond to media speculation regarding the club being forced to move Saturday’s match against Motherwell away from the Scot Foam Stadium. The club want to clarify the situation regarding this.

« As we all know there has been heavy rainfall in the Dundee area since the start of the week. The club have had a full grounds team along with consultants working on the pitch since the postponement of the Rangers match along with all the associated machinery and this will continue right up until Saturday. Rain covers will then be put down covering the whole pitch.

« The club are doing absolutely everything in its power to get Saturday’s match on and is expecting Saturday’s match to go ahead as planned. The club are in regular discussions with the league but no decision to move the match away from the Scot Foam Stadium has been made.

« The stories circulating in the media are very much media speculation. The club will provide another update to supporters later on today. »

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