Crown Meadow pitch difficult to play on – Gallagher

Lowestoft Town joint boss Ady Gallagher admits that the Crown Meadow pitch is making it more difficult for some members of the Blues squad to make an impression.

Lowestoft ground out an important 2-0 victory at home to Concord Rangers on Monday but it wasn't easy for Gallagher's side to maintain any kind of attacking fluency due to the bobbly pitch, which is still feel the effects of the freeze at the end of last year.

'We feel sorry for wide players in particular,' said Gallagher, whose side's win came courtesy of goals from Adam Smith and Joe Francis. 'We've got some good wide players that like to run with the ball like Joe Francis and Jamie Godbold – it's difficult for them because it's not a great pitch to play on.

'It looks good from the side but it doesn't play well – it's something that as a club we need to get better at if we want to make the most of it.'

Gallagher revealed that the state of the pitch is something that chairman Gary Keyzor is aware of but warned it will take time to get it right.

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'It's something that we need to work on,' he added. 'I know the chairman, who is always working really hard for the club, is aware of it.

'It's not through lack of effort, it's just perhaps the lack of equipment that we need to get it right.'

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