Former Brentford chairman Greg Dyke believes an increase in 3G floodlit facilities in England would greatly improve grass roots football in the country.

The FA chairman is heading the campaign to develop England’s youngest footballers in a bid to improve the national team.

Dyke has already set up a new FA commission to improve the England team and is aiming to build from the bottom up via an improvement in grass roots football.

And the 66-year-old believes 3G artificial football pitches could make a huge contribution in producing better footballers.

He said: “There is, unfortunately, a real lack of great facilities in this country. “We know the benefits 3G floodlit facilities bring to our game, enabling more young people in the country to become better players, coaches and referees.”