Belper Town player boss Jon Froggatt says he hopes the club’s enforced break will work in their favour.
The Nailers’ weekend fixture against Frickley FC was postponed due to a frosty pitch and the team now play their next game this coming Saturday away to Ashton United.
Despite a thumping 6-0 defeat to Gresley in the cup last Tuesday, the Nailers are currently enjoying their best spell of the league season, with five points from their last four games.
And Froggatt is hoping the break will allow key players to get closer to full fitness ready for the busy Christmas period.
“Of course we were ready for the game on Saturday, and we were in good spirits, but with the game being called off, it’ll give us a chance to get everybody back to 100 per cent before the game against Ashton,” he said.
“We had a good session on Thursday and everybody looked good. Nobody is too down about the cup result.
“We know it wasn’t anywhere near good enough, we’re not denying that for a second, but we have been knocked out now so we need to just focus on what’s ahead of us, which is the league.”
The Nailers are currently at the bottom of the table, but are level on points with Marine and Trafford.
And Froggatt is convinced his side are good enough to climb the table.
“Like I said last week, we’re pleased to get five points from four games, but it should be nine points,” he added.
“We’ve genuinely been the better team in those two games and we were great against Stamford when we went there and won, so it’s clear we’ve improved.
“We signed another striker (Andrew Ofoso), and he looks promising. He’s raw, young and very eager.
“He has a lot of pace and that is probably what we need at the moment, someone who can stretch defences and run in behind. We’ve watched him play a few times and he looked good in training on Thursday.
“We’re always on the look out for players, that never stops, and if we can get players in then we’ll try hard to do that.”