• Brentford’s Championship clash with Birmingham has been rescheduled
  • Next Tuesday’s clash at Griffin Park will now be held on September 29
  • Pitch attracted criticism following Brentford’s 2-2 draw against Ipswich
  • The Griffin Park surface underwent drainage works during pre-season

Matt Maltby For Mailonline

Brentford have postponed next Tuesday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Birmingham City in order to relay the Griffin Park pitch.

The decision was made after the condition of the surface attracted criticism following Brentford’s 2-2 draw against Ipswich on the weekend.

After the match, head coach Marinus Dijkhuizen described the pitch, which had a new undersoil drainage system installed during pre-season, as ‘a disaster, awful and unbelievable’.

Brentford have postponed next Tuesday's clash with Birmingham  in order to relay the Griffin Park surface

Brentford have postponed next Tuesday’s clash with Birmingham in order to relay the Griffin Park surface

Coach Marinus Dijkhuizen described the pitch as 'a disaster, awful and unbelievable' following Ipswich draw

Coach Marinus Dijkhuizen described the pitch as ‘a disaster, awful and unbelievable’ following Ipswich draw

The Bees have now been given permission by the Football League to reschedule the match to Tuesday September 29, which gives them until Saturday August 29 to relay the pitch. 

‘With the match next Tuesday now postponed, we will not have a match at Griffin Park until we play Reading on Saturday 29 August. This will give us a clear window to relay the pitch,’ said Brentford chief executive Mark Devlin.

‘Over the past few weeks we have been working hard on the pitch. We have now decided it is best to relay it. We can use the next two weeks to replace the current pitch before the Reading match.

‘All tickets issued for the match next Tuesday will be valid on 29 September and our Ticket Office staff will be able to refund anyone now unable to make the rearranged date. 

‘The Club would like to apologise to any supporter inconvenienced by the change but I hope all Bees fans understand that this is the best solution in the circumstances.

‘We would like to thank Birmingham City FC and the Football League for their cooperation and understanding on this issue.’

The Bees have now been given permission by the Football League to reschedule the match to September 29

The Bees have now been given permission by the Football League to reschedule the match to September 29

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