0 Hibs groundsman reveals Lee Johnson's pitch demands at Easter Road

Hibs manager Lee Johnson has placed extra demands on the head groundsman at Easter Road - by demanding the grass is cut to a particular height.

Head groundsman Colin Fraser, who has been at the club for 12 years, has revealed that he now has to factor the new manager's demands into the schedule for his team so that the grass is at the height he requests on a matchday and there is sufficient moisture on the pitch when Hibs are at home.

Speaking to club magazine HQ, Fraser explained: "Every manager that comes in has a certain way about how he wants it to play. The new thing in football is that the manager now has a massive say in the height of cut and water - they want a lot of water on the pitch.

"The modern-day manager wants two main things; the grass to be as short as possible and as much water on the pitch as possible.

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