Danny Bloor says the Lewes FC players are ready for a hectic run of games after finally returning to action this week.
After a hugely frustrating month-long break because of the wet weather, Rooks returned to action with a fine 5-1 win over lowly Cray Wanderers on Sunday (report in this week’s Sussex Express).
Despite not being able to train on grass while their last six games have been postponed, assistant manager Bloor has been delighted with his players’ attitude throughout the disruption. He said: “Having had such a long period on inactivity it was great to return to action and the manner of our victory was very, very good.
“We’ve been training ever so hard and the attitude of all the players, and the coaching staff has been spot on so that result was reward for that.”
Cray are the Ryman Premier’s bottom side, but rejecting the notion that it made it the perfect first game back, he said: “I don’t believe that because these type of games you go in expecting to win. If you play a harder side you have nothing to really lose.”
The Rooks were due to go to Grays Athletic tonight (Thursday) before they host the division’s top two sides at the Dripping Pan in the space of four days.
League leaders Dulwich Hamlet are the visitors this Saturday before Lewes host second-place Maidstone United on Tuesday, and providing the weather holds off it begins a busy run of two games a week until at least the end of April.
“Hopefully we’ll get three points at Grays and then we have two exciting games against the top two sides who both have big budgets and big aspirations,” Bloor said. “There is still 18 games to go and we are three points better off then at the same stage last season so we’re on the right track.
“We don’t have the biggest squad, we’ve got 16 senior players and young Jack Maloney on loan from Portsmouth but everyone is ready to play.”