THE trial run is over and United have now sampled life in Bristow’s Bench.
Stoke City visit for the grand opening on Monday, August 6 but Friday’s friendly with Leeds was a chance for the management and coaching staff to test the wonderful facilities.
It was a particular special occasion for the stalwarts of physio Damian Davey and coach Kenny Veysey, but manager Martin Ling is still determined to pursue the other big project on his agenda.
“The two people I really look at are Damian Davey and Ken Veysey, who have been through the mire at this club,” said Martin.
“They’ve been through the old dressing rooms and then over in the portakabins, so seeing their faces light up when they come into work is special.
“It is different for me because I’ve only had it for a year but those two have been here for a number of years, and their faces showed what it is all about for us. We have one big tick on the things sold to me when I came here, with the new stand and dressing rooms.
“We just need to get the second tick now and that is the training ground. I hear that’s in process and when you see a digger go into the training ground, you’ll see a far happier Martin Ling.
“At the moment, I’ll keep pushing because I don’t understand why we can’t move it forward, and the Board know that and they know I’m getting it out there as well.”