Motherwell 'deeply concerned' for players' welfare amid pitch fears

Officials decided the game would go ahead after two pitch inspections on Saturday.

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Motherwell say they are “deeply concerned” for the welfare of the players involved in their game against Dundee after the pitch passed a late inspection.

Officials checked the playing surface twice before deciding Saturday’s Premiership fixture would go ahead.

It comes after a week of heavy rain in Tayside and Dundee already having four home games postponed this season.

Dundee confirmed that game would go ahead at around 1.10pm, less than two hours before the 3pm kick-off.

Motherwell released a statement saying they are sympathetic towards travelling fans and remain concerned about the surface.

The statement said: “Whilst we are pleased with the outcome of the second pitch inspection, we remain strongly sympathetic to all travelling supporters due the uncertainty around today’s fixture. 

“For those who are making the journey to Dundee, the club would like to extend a personal thank you for your dedication and understanding.

“We also deeply concerned for the welfare of all players ahead of this match, despite the referee assuring that he is happy that this won’t be an issue.”

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