Sunday’s Scottish Premiership clash between Motherwell and Rangers is under no threat from postponement – despite Fir Park being partially flooded earlier today following torrential rain in the last few days.
Steelmen chief executive Alan Burrows posted a series of tweets earlier showing the initial damage to the stadium after the deluge before chronicling the clean-up operation at Fir Park.
Job’s a good ‘un 👊🏼👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/706c0eJ6OC
— Alan Burrows (@Alan_Burrows) October 29, 2021
With Rangers the visitors to ML1 on Sunday afternoon for a live Sky Sports clash in the Scottish Premiership, Motherwell will have been desperate to avoid a postponement – although with further heavy rain forecast the game could still fall foul to the weather.
Rain already forced a pitch inspection ahead of Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with St Mirren at Fir Park and with little break in the weather since, it is no surprise some clubs are having to deal with the consequences.
Burrows, quoted by the Daily Record, said: “We’ve had around 30mm of rain over the last few hours, which gave the team a lot of issues on trying to prevent the tunnel area flooding.
“However, with some sand bags, a pump, a hose, some Bow driers and hard work, we got there!
“A great team effort!”
Motherwell is due to see more rain throughout the weekend ahead of Sunday’s game so there’s a distinct possibility a pitch inspection will be called to make sure the Fir Park surface is up to scratch.
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