The pitch improvement work at Ryton has been continuing apace.
On pitch 1 and the training area, the diggers have been in action as the new drainage has started going in this week.
Meanwhile pitch 2, which has undergone its regular renovation, is now showing good growth ready for pre-season training at the end of June.
The main pitch at Ryton and the adjacent training area will see the Mixto hybrid surface installed - this is a reinforced natural hybrid surface consisting of a synthetic and a natural grass component.
The installation of the new pitch will also include new extensive drainage installed and new pop-up sprinklers.