With another postponement added to the Notts County fixture list, Luke Williams has explained that devising a schedule for his players has become increasingly challenging in recent weeks.
The Magpqies’ eagerly anticipated National League fixture with Chesterfield fell victim to the freezing temperatures experienced on Friday evening, with the game called off shortly before 2pm following a second pitch inspection at the Technique Stadium.
will be the first time in nine days since Notts have played a game following their exit from the FA Trophy to Maidstone over a week ago, travelling to Solihull Moors tomorrow evening.
And speaking ahead of the trip to Damson Park, Williams was on hand to detail the challenges recent postponements have had to his schedule.
“It has been very challenging because for the staff and the players, I always try to give a month’s schedule with as much detail as possible that brings a sense of control and clarity and that is important.
But we have had to change the schedule significantly – with the cup games it is something you can factor in, if we win we do this, if we don’t we do the other and we can have some kind of template.
But when the games are postponed it is very challenging so now we are changing the schedule every two or three days, but because we have everything around those changes mapped out, then we can try to come up with a schedule a month in advance or maybe six weeks.
“We are trying our best as a group of staff now to come together as a group and brainstorm the right thing, but it is very challenging and that is what is in front of us and we have to do the best we can.”
With the Magpies not in action at the weekend it offered the opportunity for Wrexham to close the gap at the top of the table, which they managed in added time of their fixture with Maidstone, with Aaron Hayden netting a dramatic late winner.
The result sees Phil Parkinson’s side go level on points with Notts, with both having the same goal difference at this stage but with the Dragons having played a game less.