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Clayton hoping Armthorpe game is on as doesn’t want any fixture congestion

With a nine point lead in Toolstation NCEL Division One , Knaresborough Town will be hoping to get back into competitive action tomorrow night when they welcome sixteenth-placed Armthorpe Welfare to Manse Lane- and although Knaresborough Assistant Manager Paul Clayton has found the weather interruptions frustrating, he’s pretty philosophical about his club’s situation, writes Colin Muncie.

Paul told the Bootiful Game “It’s always disappointing when a game is postponed on a Saturday but because of the poor weather in the week we had pre arranged facilities which enabled us to train. We had a great session as the players worked hard and applied themselves really well. We are hoping the weather warms up so we can get Tuesday’s game on as we don’t want many more games postponed and end up having a big backlog of games”

“At the minute we have seven league games in March and four in April, which is manageable. (plus a League Cup game to fit in)” Paul explained “. I feel for some of the teams in the leagues who still have a lot of games to play in the last two months of the season. It’s tough on players to ask them to play ten games in fifteen or so days, but it’s nobody’s fault really as no one can control the elements. Maybe the league should look at extending the season by a week or two”.

“We will be preparing to play on Tuesday and looking to get a positive result” Paul told us. “Armthorpe have had an up and down season and are in the middle of a difficult run at the minute; but that means nothing as they will come to Manse Lane with nothing to lose and everything to gain. I have said before there aren’t any easy games in this League and I expect Tuesday to be another tough game.

“Fingers crossed that the weather relents and we get the game on -and keep our unbeaten run going”.

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