Last Updated: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 12:27
Motherwell midfielder Tom Hateley is considering his future at the club because of the state of the Fir Park pitch.
The 20-year-old's current contract at the club runs out at the end of the season and although he is in talks over a new deal that runs until 2013, his father Mark has revealed that he may quit the club over the pitch.
The former England striker believes his son's development is being hampered at Fir Park and wants action to be taken.
Hateley senior told the Daily Record: "In an ideal world, Tom wouldn't be thinking of going anywhere else. He could earn more elsewhere but money is not what it's about right now. For the next year to 18 months, it is all about developing his game and his technique.
"He is happy at Motherwell and feels he can develop as a player under Craig (Brown). But not on that pitch.
"He needs to add things to his game but the only thing he'll add on a surface like that is a couple of inches around his thighs. You can't expect young players to improve by playing on a beach."
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