Hunter Stadium boss says it will be all right on the night as new turf laid for Saturday match

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4 Dec 2018

‘It will be all right on the night’ ROLLING ALONG:Workers continue to lay turf at Hunter Stadium on Wednesday. Picture: Phil Hearne
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ROLLING ALONG:Workers continue to lay turf at Hunter Stadium on Wednesday. Picture: Phil Hearne

ROLLING ALONG:Workers continue to lay turf at Hunter Stadium on Wednesday. Picture: Phil Hearne

ROLLING ALONG:Workers continue to lay turf at Hunter Stadium on Wednesday. Picture: Phil Hearne

ROLLING ALONG:Workers continue to lay turf at Hunter Stadium on Wednesday. Picture: Phil Hearne

ROLLING ALONG:Workers continue to lay turf at Hunter Stadium on Wednesday. Picture: Phil Hearne

ROLLING ALONG:Workers continue to lay turf at Hunter Stadium on Wednesday. Picture: Phil Hearne

ROLLING ALONG:Workers continue to lay turf at Hunter Stadium on Wednesday. Picture: Phil Hearne

ROLLING ALONG:Workers continue to lay turf at Hunter Stadium on Wednesday. Picture: Phil Hearne

ROLLING ALONG:Workers continue to lay turf at Hunter Stadium on Wednesday. Picture: Phil Hearne

ROLLING ALONG:Workers continue to lay turf at Hunter Stadium on Wednesday. Picture: Phil Hearne

ROLLING ALONG:Workers continue to lay turf at Hunter Stadium on Wednesday. Picture: Phil Hearne

TweetFacebookJaliens said he was ‘‘very keen to see what’s been going on and how it looks’’ but had faith in the company installing what Henderson described on Monday as ‘‘ready-to-play turf’’.

‘‘They’ve had a long time to prepare everything so I’m pretty confident that everything will look very good and we can have a good match on it,’’ Jaliens said.

The process of ripping up the old pitch, voted the worst in the A-League last season by the captains of all clubs, began after the Newcastle Knights played their last game of 2014, almost two months ago.

Rolls of turf, which are one metre wide by 10 metres long and will cover the 11,000-square-metre playing arena, had to wait for the old grass to be removed and a drainage system installed.

The Jets had been hoping to practise on the pitch on Friday, but it is understood that training may be replaced by a ‘‘walk-through’’ to get a feel for the new conditions.

Henderson said on Monday that the turf was ‘‘designed to be put down and you can virtually play on it that day or the next morning’’.

A crowd of at least 10,000 is expected to pay close attention on Saturday.

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