St Johnstone issue McDiarmid Park pitch update ahead of Celtic clash

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St Johnstone have confirmed that there is currently no planned pitch inspection ahead of Sunday’s Scottish Premiership match with Celtic.

Perthshire has been hit with freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall over the last week, but undersoil heaters currently mean the pitch is in a playable state.

No pitch inspection is currently planned, but with further snow forecast it is possible that things could swiftly change. 

Saints boss Callum Davidson told earlier this week how he had to muck in to clear a section of the St Johnstone astro turf so his team could train. 

He said: “We want to keep a bit of snow on it. Obviously with the drop in temperature that will help it a bit. 

“We trained today. With all the staff upstairs we had a shovel and we cleared an area of snow. 

“The good thing was with the snow so heavy it has actually insulated the astroturf. We managed to get a 50 x 30 area to train on.  

“We had a good session today and we will just wait and see tomorrow what is going on. 

“It was actually quite therapeutic shovelling the snow off the astroturf. I enjoyed it. 

“If we want to get a good training session we might as well get it done.” 

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