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Steve Newing was not too disappointed that Enfield Town's match against Hampton & Richmond was postponed
2:01pm Thursday 14th March 2013 in Sport
Enfield Town manager Steve Newing admitted he wasn’t too disappointed that the Towners match against Hampton & Richmond was called off on Saturday.
Newing’s men were due to travel to Beveree Stadium but the contest was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
The Towners boss believes his squad will benefit from the enforced break and feels the rescheduled fixture, which will be played on Thursday April 4, could give his side an advantage.
He said: “I was going to be without Adam Wallace and Scott McGleish due to injury on Saturday so I wasn’t too disappointed that the game didn’t go ahead.
“We will have to go there on a Thursday now but the bonus of that is they are likely to have played on a Tuesday night when we haven’t.
“So we will be fresher than them for that game. There are a lot of teams in worse positions than us who have to make up plenty of matches before the end of the season.”
He added: “Not playing the match gives the lads a bit of a break and the opportunity to recover. We have got 11 matches left and I think we will need to win three of those to stay up.
“So the lads have had an extra weekend without a game which should mean they are fresher for our run in. We are playing well at the moment and are confident going into every game.”
Newing revealed last week that striker Scott McGleish had been the subject of a seven day approach from an unnamed Ryman Premier side who are challenging for promotion.
While McGleish currently remains an Enfield player, Newing accepts that the club with have to see if the moves develop.
He explained: “I’m hopeful that he will stay but you don’t know what the other club are offering him. We have explained what we want to achieve here but we will have to see how that develops.”
The Towners welcome Margate to the Queen Elizabeth Stadium this weekend and will be hopeful of bouncing back from a defeat 1-0 last time out to Concord Rangers.
Margate have won three of their last four league matches and their form has seen a late charge for promotion.
When the two sides met earlier in the season the Gate completed a 2-0 victory and Newing is anticipating another “tough test” for his side.
He said: “They have picked up a bit of momentum recently so they will be confident going into the game. It will be a tough test for us but also for them as we are playing well.
“If we continue to do what we do then we will give ourselves every chance of getting a good result and collecting more important points.”