Michael Jolley has admitted that his players are straining at the leash to get back in action at Salford City on Tuesday evening after a series of frustrating postponements.
The Bluebirds have seen a handful of fixtures cancelled for a variety of reasons in recent weeks so Jolley reckons his squad will be relishing the prospect of a competitive runout at The Peninsula Stadium.
“It will be good to get back out on the pitch and play a game,” he told us.
“The string of cancellations has definitely been very frustrating. I know that other clubs have suffered with it too, but we’ve had it as much as most recently.
“The boys have trained well in the build-up to it and they are excited to be playing the game. It’s obviously an important one for us, and a good one too because Salford are a good team at this level so we’re looking forward to that challenge.
“I would expect the lads to be really eager to get out there on Tuesday night and show what they can do.”
The Bluebirds boss has revealed that there is a real focus and determination within the group to get the results needed to see the Club drive up the League Two table.
And while he knows that a trip to ninth-placed Salford will be a big test for his team, he reiterated his belief that they are more than capable of collecting three points.
“We don’t want to be in the position we are at the moment but there is a long way to go and we have played fewer games than the teams around us, though we know we can’t rely on that.
“We know we need to get points on the board in our remaining games, we’re absolutely focused on doing that and that’s what we will be aiming to do on Tuesday night.
“I think everyone knows the story of Salford; they have come a long way in a short period of time, so a lot of credit has to go to everyone involved in that.
“They are a very competitive team in our division, they have a significant budget and they now have the Manager who won this league last season.
“We give them the respect they deserve, of course, but we are going there looking to win the game because we feel we can compete with every team in this division and we’re looking forward to doing so.”