“The guys have promised certain things and they’ve stuck to those promises. Being here today and seeing the starting of the stitching of the pitches, gets me really excited. I might have to come out of retirement when it’s all done and dusted.” – Les Ferdinand
Despite Storm Eunice causing havoc across the country, QPR’s Director of Football “Sir Les” walked the site with our Technical Director Dr James Welsh, to discuss the progress at the new Heston Training Ground. With GrassMaster Solutions landing on-site, following a successful winter period of delivering a stable subbase, Les was able to see the stitching process first-hand on the site.
“I often said when I first came into the club (within the DoF role) and they were talking about what they were going to do, I was saying that this was going to be the best system for us. It's like going to work and saying I'm working with an Apple computer or one of those ones that the Flinstones used to use! I think you know when the boys are coming in day in, day out and they're on that surface, you need the best surface for them to get the best that they can out of the training, and I'm so pleased the club have gone that way.”