Colbran warns players to do the right things or risk being left out in the cold

Hornets boss Simon Colbran
Hornets boss Simon Colbran

Horsham boss Simon Colbran says he trusts his players to stay sharp during the disruptions to matches and training.

The side’s match away at Walton Casuals was postponed along with every other fixture in the Ryman League because of the heavy snowfall.

It’s the second Saturday in a row the Hornets’ game has been off, and boss Colbran has warned he expects the players to take responsibility for maintaining their fitness.

He said: “It’s frustrating (with games off) but every year you have a period like this and it’s the same for every team.

“We just have to make sure we’re ready for the next game, and that means trusting the players to do the right things, to eat well and keep fit and I’m happy my players are more than trustworthy.”

But he warned: “When the next game comes around we will see which players have kept fit and which ones haven’t.

“Anyone who hasn’t done the right things runs the risk of losing their place and waiting for a long time to win it back.”

Colbran’s Hornets did at least get a game in last week, and although the 1-1 draw away at Walton & Hersham wasn’t the ideal result, it should help to maintain match fitness.

Training on Tuesday night is already doubtful with snow still covering the pitch, although they will train indoors on Thursday night ahead of the visit of Herne Bay to Gorings Mead on Saturday.