WORCESTER City’s Worcestershire FA Senior Cup final against Redditch United has been switched from Aggborough because of problems with the pitch.

Kidderminster Harriers’ football secretary Robin Lamb said remedial work was carried out in the close-season but areas of the playing surface have not grown back.

National League North side City will now face Southern League Premier Division outfit Redditch at Bromsgrove Sporting’s Victoria Ground on Saturday (3pm).

Lamb admits “something needs to be done” about the pitch, which had drainage problems last season and cut up badly.

He was unsure whether Harriers’ home friendly against Shrewsbury Town next Tuesday would still be played at Aggborough.

Lamb said: “We have got problems with the pitch.

“After playing against Birmingham City (on Saturday), we are concerned there are lots of areas where the seeds have not gone through in places where a new drainage system has been put in.

“Something needs to be done.

“We are just a bit concerned about what happened last season when the pitch cut up and there’s no way we want that situation to happen again.

“I suppose we are being a bit more fussy this time because we are just concerned it will happen again.”

City have ground-shared with Harriers for the past two seasons after their St George’s Lane headquarters was sold off for development.

Worcester agreed to a third term with their National League landlords despite the problems with the pitch last season.

Lamb said: “We want the pitch to be in the best condition possible for the first league game of the season when we play Grimsby on August 8.

“We are scheduled to play against Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday night and we will have to see what the pitch is looking like.

“We will see how it goes and the chairman (Rod Brown) will make the final decision.”

He added: “Worcester have a friendly here against Birmingham City (on Friday, July 31) and it’s a chance for them to raise some funds so it’s important that match goes ahead.”

Harriers, who lost 3-0 on penalties to Redditch in their Worcestershire FA Senior Cup semi-final, will face Evesham United on Saturday in the third-place play-off.

The tie was due to take place at Bromsgrove Sporting but will now be played at Evesham’s Jubilee Stadium at 11am.

There will be an early kick-off as Gloucester City are using Evesham’s ground to entertain Wolverhampton Wanderers at 3pm.

For the cup final at Bromsgrove Sporting, admission prices will be £10 for adults and £5 for concessions.