Baillie wants kinder weather for the Poppies

Poppies boss Thomas Baillie
Poppies boss Thomas Baillie

Thomas Baillie is hoping the weather will be a bit kinder by the time tomorrow (Wednesday) night comes around as Kettering Town prepare to take on St Albans City at Corby Town’s Steel Park stadium.

The Poppies saw their home fixture with Bideford wiped out by the return of the cold weather on Sunday, meaning Baillie and his players are still waiting to build on two encouraging draws last week.

Kettering are cut adrift at the bottom of the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division but boss Baillie is just keen for his side to get on a run of games as they bid to put more points on the board before their relegation is confirmed.

“I am not really sure what the forecast is for the next day or so but obviously we want the game to be on,” he said.

“It was disappointing on Sunday but you can’t control what the weather does.

“It has made it a bit stop-start and that isn’t helpful to any club, especially us because we can’t always get everyone together for training.

“It means we lose a bit of momentum but, whether the game is on or not, we will get together tomorrow anyway. If it is on then great, if not we will train for a few hours.

“We produced two good performances last weekend and it was a shame we didn’t get the chance to build on them. Hopefully the weather will let us do that tomorrow.”

The Poppies are also in home action at the weekend when they are due to face Barwell at Steel Park on Sunday, 24 hours after Corby have played Harrogate Town.