Newport turn to Glamorgan for help with Rodney Parade pitch problems

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The Rodney Parade pitch is still a problem despite investment over the summer

Newport County may seek help from Glamorgan cricket club as they look to overcome their Rodney Parade pitch problems.

The club are hoping to obtain a cricket-style ''super-sopper'' after Saturday's home game with Barnet was abandoned at half-time because of a water-logged pitch.

Newport manager Warren Feeney revealed the matter is being discussed.

"It cannot keep happening," said Feeney.

"Obviously with Rodney Parade we are tenants, so I am sure a lot of discussions will be going on with them over the next couple of weeks.''

A ''super-sopper'' is a rolling device that absorbs excess surface water and the Exiles believe it could help with a problem which has dogged them for the past few seasons.

Feeney added: ''You have to give yourselves every chance. If Glamorgan cricket can do us a favour, why not?

'We want to play football, we want to get it on. We don't want to be playing catch up. That is a game we are owed already.''

Championship outfit Cardiff City used the "super-sopper" last season after encountering problems with the surface at their Cardiff City Stadium home.

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