Nailers grateful for Rams’ help

A SNOW-BOUND pitch consigned Belper Town Football Club to a third successive blank weekend and last Tuesday’s home fixture also fell victim to the cold spell making it four successive postponements for Belper Town.

Fortunately, the Nailers were ahead of the fixtures before the cold spell hit and all four games have been rescheduled with last Saturday’s game at Hucknall now take place at Watnall Road on Tuesday, March 20.

The Nailers have been fortunate through this period of inactivity to have somewhere to train away from the effects of the bad weather, and they are grateful to Derby County who have granted them the use of their indoor facilities at Moor Farm.

With a gym and indoor football pitch it has been an ideal opportunity for the Belper players to stay fit and experience some of the best facilities available

This arrangement came about as part of the agreement that sees the Rams’ reserve side play their fixtures at Christchurch Meadow.

While on field activity has been at a virtual stand still, there has been very little going on off field with no new players coming in and none leaving the club.

There have been no less than 45 players involved at some point in the first team this season, and no-one can rule out any further comings and goings as manager Peter Duffield assembles a side that may eventually see the Nailers progress to a higher standard in May next year.

With warmer weather expected later this week, fingers are crossed that the season can get under way again this coming Saturday, when the Nailers entertain basement club Quorn FC at Christchurch Meadow. Kick-off is 3pm.