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Perfecting the pitch for a premiership team

Madejski Stadium gets an overhaul ahead of the season's start Photo: ITV Meridian

Reading Football Club's pitch has been given a makeover ahead of the team's appearance in the premiership next season.

It's a procedure groundsmen across the region go through every year to make sure our pitches are in tip top condition.

So while the attention of the country's football fans is on the action in Europe, the country's top groundsmen are hard at work back home. Penny Silvester reports.