Neil Marshall column: Saturdays aren’t same without game

Photo:Peter Byrne/PA Wire.
Photo:Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

It’s always really frustrating to have a game called off.

On Saturday at Wakefield that was definitely the case because we’ve been on a good run lately and really wanted to get the game on after a couple of good training sessions during the week.

But on Thursday Wakefield said there was only a five per cent chance of the game being on so by Friday I think our minds were already starting to be elsewhere.

We trained from about 10.30am to midday on Saturday and did a bit of a run and played a match but then to be honest I pretty much sat in front of the TV and watched Soccer Saturday.

It fools you when a game is off because you’re so used to your normal routine, but I’m a Liverpool fan so it wasn’t a bad Saturday afternoon to be on the couch (Brendan Rodgers’ side beat Norwich 5-0)!

Hopefully if the weather warms up this Saturday’s game against Prescot Cables should be okay.

You can train as much as you want but you only get match fitness by playing games and it can be hard to keep that if you don’t play for a couple of weeks.

So fingers crossed it’s on and we can get back to winning ways.

We’ve just got to keep playing the way we have and not pay too much attention to the table.

They may be struggling but we can’t take Prescot lightly as we’re only in mid-table ourselves. But there’s no doubt we go into it full of confidence with the run we are on at the moment.

At the start of the season we weren’t scoring too many goals but now the guys can’t stop. I think we’re great value for money.

All the lads up front are playing really well and can hopefully fire us up the table.

There’s great strength in depth, if you look at the bench the guys who are coming on up top are playing well as well.

It’s hard to leave any of them out. I wouldn’t want to be the manager and try to pick the team at the moment.