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THE SCOTTISH SUN 🔵 Dundee break silence on major Dens Park pitch fears ahead of Motherwell clash

DUNDEE have broken cover after we told you of fears they may have to MOVE Saturday’s Premiership clash against Motherwell to an alternative venue.

SunSport broke the news that Dundee and SPFL chiefs had begun contingency planning in case their meeting with the Lanarkshire outfit was postponed due to flooding in the next few days.

Dens Park is a struggle

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Dens Park is a struggle

Tayside has been hit by days of torrential rain and the Met Office predict another 11mm is due on Friday. 

Dundee have already had four Premiership clashes called off due to waterlogging this season, most notably the live SKY TV feature game with Rangers last month. 

And fears of another have prompted the Dens men to release a statement saying they are still hopeful the match goes ahead as planned.

Rangers are also due back at Dens Park on Wednesday for a rearranged clash which will have huge ramifications on the top of the table one way or another.

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Dundee said in a statement: « 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.

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« 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.

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« 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 club will provide another update to supporters later on today. »

The final round of Premiership games are played on Saturday April 13, after which the SPFL need to know the make-up of the top six and bottom six so they can work on the fixture list.  

Broadcast partners SKY also need to know the schedule so they can plan their telly coverage for the remainder of the campaign. 

Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers at the Scottish Sun football page 

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