0 Ref hails Argyle groundsman

Referee Rob Shoebridge paid tribute to Plymouth groundsman Colin Wheatcroft, despite Argyle`s clash with Crystal Palace being postponed.

The Home Park surface had been placed under double pitch covers and industrial heaters were employed in a bid to thaw out the frozen ground.

But midweek temperatures, which went down to minus seven degrees, ultimately put pay to the contest.

Shoebridge told the Argyle official site: "I think all credit has got to go to Colin for the hard work he has clearly done on the pitch throughout the week.

"However, it is still frozen I`m afraid, despite his best attempts. The frost is so deep from Wednesday night that the decision was inevitable.

"Players` safety is paramount."

Source:-Virgin Media

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