Walsall midfielder Liam Kinsella says the players have been putting the hours in on the training pitch over the past couple of weeks during their lengthy period without a match.
The team’s last two matches were postponed due to frozen pitches and the Saddlers are set to return to action on Boxing Day with a trip to Swindon Town.
The Robins did play and picked up a fine victory over Barrow last weekend.
Kinsella insists the Saddlers are focused on their own game and he is itching to get back on the pitch and pick up where they left off.
“It’s a bit frustrating, we were on a good run in previous games, getting points on the board and to have a short break from the games because of the weather, it’s a bit frustrating but that’s football,” Kinsella said.
“We’ve been on the training ground working hard and like I say, we’re raring to go.
“They (Swindon) played on Saturday, they beat Barrow 1-0 which is a good result at their place, Barrow are very good at home but we can’t look too much at the opposition, we can only focus on ourselves and it’s been frustrating not having the two games we’ve missed but we’ve been working hard on the training ground.
“All we can do now is prepare for Swindon and look forward to it. The boys are in good spirits.”
The Saddlers are currently eight unbeaten and have lost just twice since September 24th.
The midfielder is keen to continue moving on an upward trajectory and was pleased to see the team recover well after a difficult September.
“We went through the patch in September where we put in the performances but we lacked the luck, conceding late goals and holding on to leads but now we’re solid at the back, we’re scoring goals up top,” he commented.
“It’s a real solid team base we’ve got and we’ve got to take it into games, take each game as it is and start working our way up the table.”