DANNY Edwards is backing his youthful Chalfont St Peter side to quickly get back into the swing of things after an enforced two-week break.
DANNY Edwards is backing his youthful Chalfont St Peter side to quickly get back into the swing of things after an enforced
The Saints, like every other Evo-Stik Division One Central team, have seen their last two games postponed with freezing temperatures and snow sweeping the country.
But milder conditions look set to ensure a return to league duties this Saturday when Woodford United visit Mill Meadow.
Edwards has used indoor training facilities to keep his players fresh and hopes his young players can quickly get back up to speed.
“It has been tricky for every team,” he said. “The problem was that the Chilterns was one of the coldest places in the UK so anywhere outdoors was a complete no-go. We have had to train indoors and give the lads some rest.
“The players will train twice this week which should help.
“It has been frustrating but a two-week break during January is probably something that should be introduced anyway. It has given some of our lads the chance to rest because it has been a tough season.”
It is a season which could still end in glory for Chalfont with back-to-back promotions well within their reach as they sit three points outside the play-offs.
Weekend opponents Woodford sit four places below the Saints in the table and Edwards believes it is important they take points off the teams around them to help them stay in contention.
United have struggled for form with one win in five games but picked up three points in their last game on January 28 with a 2-1 win at AFC Hayes.
He said: “There is a mini-league of eight teams for the play-offs and we are one of them.
“It is always good to beat the teams around you because this division has seen every team beat each other this season.
“We need to draw a line under what we have done so far, regroup and keep plugging away and adding to our points tally. If we can get a win on Saturday it would be a perfect return.”