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3G pitches rejected

League One and League Two clubs have failed to approve proposals to introduce artificial surfaces from the beginning of the 2015/16 season.

Thirty-four clubs voted in favour of the proposals with thirty-four against and four abstentions at the meeting in Derby.

The Iron’s general manager David Beeby indicated on twitter that those against were mainly League Two sides who had suggested they needed more time to make a decision.

The Football League’s Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey, said: “This vote is reflective of the fact that this issue divides opinion amongst clubs as much as it does across the football public.

“While the outcome is different to previous indicative votes, it demonstrates that there is still a desire amongst clubs to find out more about artificial playing surfaces before taking such a significant step.”

80% of voters on the poll we ran with the Iron Trust had voted against the introduction of 3G pitches in the Football League.

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Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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