Tony Fontenelle’s battered and bruised Dunstable side face Cirencester this Saturday, a match that will mark the end of a run of four games in a week.
The number of games has led to injuries in all positions and the Dunstable manager said it showed in his team’s 3-1 defeat to Kettering Town on Thursday night.
He said: “We were up against it, we have got a lot of injuries, they were dead on their feet, it took us the first half to get going again.
“I can’t slaughter the players though, they gave 100% and you can’t ask for any more than that.”
Fontenelle though said that his first full season in management has been a learning curve alongside player/assistant boss Danny Talbot, with Fontenelle hoping they shall be well prepared for next season.
He said: “It is mine and Talbs’ first season together, the difference is this season we began with a blank canvas, next season though we have something to build from.”
The Blues host mid table side Cirencester this Saturday, the first home game Dunstable will have played after three consecutive away games.
Fontenelle said he is aware of the threat that the visitors possess, but it depends on which Cirencester side turns up.
“Their results have been a bit hit and miss, they’ll beat teams that are pushing for the league, but then they were 3-0 up against Bideford last week and ended up losing 4-3.
“But I am hoping tomorrow will be an open game as there is no pressure on either team.”
Dunstable Town welcome Cirencester to Creasey Park this Saturday with the game kicking off at 3pm.