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DIAMONDS PLAN TRACK WORK

NEWCASTLE promoter Rob Grant has confirmed significant track work was already scheduled for the venue prior to Sunday’s abandonment.

The Diamonds now have a break in home fixtures and plan for the work to be complete in time for the visit of Scunthorpe on May 22.

Grant said: “We do have issues with drainage with the track, and also have issues with an old kerb from years ago coming through the surface from below.

“We know that, but tonight (Sunday) was absolutely no worse than it had been over the last few weeks, so there was no need for any of this tonight.

“We have no meeting next week, and we’ve already had scheduled major track work with nationally renowned track men from the SCB coming up to oversee and sort the track out.

“One option that we are looking at is with that kerb reappearing, is taking the track out again to the line of the old kerb as an option to sort out some of the issues.

“So by the time Scunthorpe come to us on we believe we’ll have a trouble-free track to race on again.”

Photo Credit: COLIN POOLE