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22 January 2013

Referee happy with pitch

Former Football League referee Phil Joslin is happy with the surface at Meadow Lane after carrying out a second pitch inspection at 1pm following an earlier one at 10am.

Latics' npower League One match at Notts County tonight definitely goes ahead.

Having beaten the wintery weather to get Saturday’s game against Sheffield United on as planned, Notts faced further snow and frost over the weekend and made the decision to call an early inspection to test the condition of the pitch.

Despite further freezing temperatures overnight and into the morning, the pitch has stood up remarkably well and, following two checks today, has been passed fit to go ahead as scheduled.

The frost covers had been put back on the Meadow Lane pitch immediately after Saturday’s game thanks to the help of supporters who stayed behind to assist the groundstaff and that hard work seems to have paid off.

Mr Joslin has contacted match referee Mark Brown to confirm he is happy for the game to go ahead as scheduled and the club is now finalising match preparations ahead of the 7.45pm kick-off.

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