WEATHER disruptions have wreaked havoc this month but Burscough boss Derek Goulding is not losing any sleep over the lack of playing time for his players.
A series of postponements have restricted the Greens to just two league games this year and with a bit of luck Saturday's trip to Harrogate Railway will go ahead.
Without the resources and finance to hire out pitches for training, Goulding has entrusted his squad to keep themselves fit on their own watch and said: “This is always an awkward time of year but I know the lads just want to get out there and play now.
“It can have a negative affect because we can only really train on the Thursday (at Edge Hill's 3G pitch) but for any footballer not playing for a couple of weeks can feel like months.
“A bit of time away from playing does bring with it a renewed sense of enthusiasm but it's just a case of keeping yourself fit.
“The lads have to make sure they keep on top of their fitness because they will get caught out if they haven't when play does resume.
"I think most of them are experienced enough to know they need to keep fit during this period and I've got a good group here so I'm not losing any sleep over it."
A vital last minute winner against Salford City has given the squad a huge lift as the West Lancashire outfit aim to keep pace with the mid table cluster of teams beginning to form.
In the last fixture between these two sides back in October, the Greens came out on top with a narrow 2-1 victory.
Should the game go ahead, Goulding is anticipating a similar match up this time around especially given the state the pitches are in.
"Obviously we got a good look at them the last time we played them and (Rob) Youhill was a player who impressed me," he added.
"(Nathan) Cartmen and (Lawrence) Hunter make up what is a dangerous midfield and I think they are team who are much improved compared to last season.
"They’re another side that are in and around us.”