Graham Drury is worried Corby Town’s preparations for their return to action have been far from ideal.
The Steelmen are set to host Hinckley United in the Blue Square Bet North tonight in the first game for both sides in over two weeks.
The game is a big one for both teams with the Steelmen looking for a first home win since November to get their play-off bid back on track while the Knitters are in the bottom three and fighting relegation.
But Drury’s concerns are whether they will last the full 90 minutes.
“We had a brief training session at the weekend but that’s all we’ve been able to do in the last three weeks because of the weather,” he said.
“It’s been so frustrating.
“We just haven’t been able to find anywhere to train regularly because pitches are all frozen up and with it being half-term, the schools and colleges are shut so we can’t use them either.
“I desperately wanted us to get a training session in on Monday night but we couldn’t find anywhere.
“The only possible place was somewhere in Northampton and they wanted £100 for about half an hour.
“It means I’ve had to trust my lads to work on their own and ensure their fitness is ready.
“I’m sure we will be ready to face Hinckley tonight and we all want the game to be on.
“But once again we have not been able to train properly together and prepare as I would usually like to and that is very annoying.
“We need to win the game to move on from our last match (the home defeat by Boston United) and start moving up the league again.
“But Hinckley need the win too, they’re battling down there at the bottom and they have a lot of pace up front so it will be tough.
“It’s an important game for both sides and we have not had the ideal build-up to it.
“But we’ve got to make sure we put in the right sort of performance.”