Grantham Town boss says fitness levels are good after lay-off

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Grantham Town joint manager Gary Sucharewycz says last weekend’s match postponement due to snow should not have affected fitness levels too much.

The team trained after the Matlock game and will again tonight (Thursday).

Sucharewycz said he and co-boss Ian Robinson have made arrangements should Saturday game at Stocksbridge Park Steels be postponed.

Sucharewycz said: “We have got a good facility to use which will allow us to do good fitness work and football work as well.”

He said the enforced break was helpful for players carrying niggles, but it was important to keep momentum in the side: “We have given the players a clear indication that we expect them to have kept themselves ticking over in the last week. A good cardiovascular workout in a gym is what we expect them to have done.

“We know we have got a group of lads who want to do their best on a football field. They all know that maintaining their fitness levels is the least they must do to be competitive.”

Sucharewycz said the season’s aim was to avoid relegation and the Stocksbridge game would be a big one: “There are no easy games. We have the chance on Saturday to make sure that we don’t get dragged right into the middle of those below us.”