January is very often the coldest month. Go on the pitches only when necessary. Keep players off in either very wet or very cold conditions. Use the chain harrow or Quadraplay only when you have to and it is fit to do so. Hand fork any standing water away before it freezes. If the weather allows get another spiking done. If you can deep aerate using a contractor or RFU Pitch Improvement Partnership during this month the pitch will play and recover that much quicker when we start to go into spring. Be aware however; spiking when the conditions are too wet can do more harm than good.