Andrew Shinn hopes that Horncastle Town’s extended wait for action will only leave the squad more pumped up ahead of Saturday’s trip to Grimsby Borough Reserves.
The Wongers’ Lincs League clash at CGB Humbertherm was postponed on Saturday.
Shinn and joint boss Mickey Stones had challenged their team to bounce back in emphatic style following their 1-0 defeat to Wyberton.
But now Shinn hopes that will finally happen this weekend.
“We were gutted we didn’t play on Saturday,” he said.
“We asked the lads for a reaction, and things had looked really good in training in the week.
“But it’s one of those things that happens.
“It’s frustrating but we’ll want to train well again this week and do it this time instead.”
Borough’s second string are no slouches, having left promotion favourites Skegness Town with a 6-5 victory at the weekend.
The Wongers had also planned to give a debut to teenager George Leverton on Saturday.
He will now wait to see whether he gets his chance at Grimsby instead.
The Wyberton defeat saw the management team give their side a warning about not ending their playing careers with any regrets.
And Shin says the team have responded well, taking what they deem to be constructive criticsim on board.
“There are a lot of young lads in the team and we want the best for them,” he told The News.
“We were born and bred in the town so it means a lot to us, we want this team to do as well as it can.
“To be fair, the lads have responded well and they showed that in training.
“Hopefully we can get some more from them this week as well.”
Kick off Lucarlys Sports Ground will be at 2pm.