Conor Sammon has said that plastic pitches aren’t all bad as the current Falkirk striker prepares for another test on an artificial surface.

The former Hearts forward will be quite used to the plastic now having spent the whole season at the Falkirk Stadium, who also play on astro. He’s scored 10 goals in 34 appearances overall.

He’s netted ten times. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

Plastic pitches have been well scrutinised in Scottish football with the likes of Kilmarnock, Livingston and Hamilton coming under fire for having them in the top flight. It isn’t too big of a deal according to Sammon.

Ahead of a trip to Clyde this weekend, who’s Broadwood Stadium surface is plastic, Sammon says that artificial pitches should be supported more wholeheartedly.


“Some of the grass pitches we’ve played on haven’t been the best,” said Sammon. “Personally I prefer to play on an astro pitch like what we have got out there rather than a grass pitch which isn’t in good condition.

Sammon’s former employers Killie have a plastic pitch. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“We’re quite happy with what we’ve got here. I could be wrong but I think we only have one game left on grass against Dumbarton away. We’re on a really good run. Since they (Lee Miller and David McCracken) came in we’ve been solid.

“We’ve been hard to beat and we’re playing some good stuff. At times it is more about the result and Saturday was an example of that. We go a goal up and things take an unusual turn with Declan McManus getting sent off.

“But it worked out well for us in the end. You can’t get ahead of yourself, the Raith game will take care of itself. We don’t need any introduction to what Clyde are like, we know what they are about.”

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