The former head groundsman of Coventry City is off to pastures new – taking on the equivalent top job at the Championship high fliers Leicester. John Ledwidge has been in charge of keeping the Ricoh Arena pitch for about four and a half years until they decided not to play there.

The 28-year-old was employed as head groundsman by Coventry City FC when they were still playing at the Ricoh.

It is not the first time John has left to join a rival team, his time at Coventry split with a brief stint at Aston Villa, but the groundsman insists leaving was a tough decision.

John, who lives a stone’s throw away from CCFC’s former Highfield Road home, said: “It is with a heavy heart I leave this place, I have really enjoyed my time here.

Well John the Grass is certainly greener on this side of the M69. He says “If you cut me in half I’d bleed Sky Blue, I will probably have a Sky Blue shirt on somewhere. But I won’t be digging any holes or growing the grass longer if they end up in the same league!…which they won’t!