0 It hasn't been changed since 1988-Leeds United Groundsman delights at new irrigation system

Leeds United have ripped out their old pitch drainage system this summer to replace it with a new system that groundsman Kiel Barratt is sure will make the situation better when the playing surface suffers heavy rainfall

Everris Leeds United May 2015The Whites had been operating with a drainage system which had not changed since 1988, meaning Barratt is relieved to have been able to invest in a replacement system.

The groundsman explained to LUTV: "We've updated the irrigation system - that's been in since 1988.

"We were having problems with that with pipes bursting, so we've got a new ring main and new irrigation heads.

"We've updated it to get modern so we can use it more efficiently", the groundsman added.

Leeds, whose pitch will have to cope with two Rugby World Cup games in two days this season, will be hoping the new system helps to ensure the playing surface is in top condition for Uwe Rosler's men.

Last term the Whites finished 15th in the Championship table and they are aiming to push for a top ten spot this season as they build up towards a promotion tilt.

A consistent, quality playing surface will surely only help the German and his men.

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