Boss wants Worksop Town to take the game to Bridlington Town
Manager Craig Parry explained how the management team have conditioned the players ahead of Saturday’s visit of Bridlington Town.
The Tigers last took to the field on Saturday 23 October against Brighouse Town; a game where they drew 1-1 with the fellow play-off chasers.
And Parry discussed how the club have had to find a balance over this period.
“We have worked extremely hard this week,” he said.
“We have had time to put in a couple of sessions that have been hard for them and then we gave them the weekend off before having two more sessions on Tuesday and Thursday in preparation to get three points on Saturday.
“You have got to find that balance between giving them a little bit of a rest but also keeping them in the rhythm of football.
“With the sessions we put on, we must make sure that it is not just making them tick over, it is working them hard – it is similar to a pre-season session.
“But, on Saturday, we wanted them to rest and spend time with their families because, coming into this Christmas period, games are coming regularly, and we must strike the right balance.”
This period has also allowed several players to nurse injuries and work on returning to the first team.
Parry added: “It has been a pleasing week, we have seen Ify [Ofoegbu] back out on the pitch, playing in an in-house friendly against the Development side, so it was good to see him get 12 minutes which is a starting point.
“It was also good to see Aleks [Starcenko] because he is getting more minutes and sessions under his belt as well.”
Bridlington arrive at the Windsor Foodservice Stadium winless on the road, having lost all six away fixtures.
Parry has warned his side to remain professional against the strugglers, who sit in 17th after just two wins from their first 12 games.
“It is a game which we want to win,” stated Parry. “I think it is a vital period coming up for us.
“It will be a tough game; they’re down there scrapping for their lives, and I know a few of their players and they’re strong individuals.
“We must ensure that we take the game to them.”