WARRINGTON Town will not be using their two-week break from fixtures to beef up their squad, manager Paul Carden says.

Yellows were scheduled to travel to Workington on Saturday, but their opponents are in FA Trophy action so the game will have to be rearranged.

That leaves Carden’s men with no fixture, with their next game against Buxton at Cantilever Park on December 22 starting a run of four games in 10 days over the Christmas period.

Town’s training schedule will be slightly altered this week and Carden stressed the importance of managing their break correctly.

However, he says new additions are unlikely despite Jake Kirby being recalled from his loan spell from Stockport County.

“We won’t be actively looking,” he said.

“Charlie Albinson has hurt his thumb but we’re hoping he’ll be alright for Buxton.

“Tony McMillan should be a lot closer, so should Shaun Beeley. We’re not too sure about Luke George.

“All those things considered, I’m happy with how the squad is

“We’ve got to deal with the break. It’s out of our control. We can’t sort a fixture if there’s no fixture to sort.

“We’ve just got to make sure we do things right.

“We gave the lads Tuesday off. We’ll be back on it on Thursday and train Saturday as well.

“Next week we’ll be back to normal to prepare for Buxton.”

“There’s nothing we can do, but we have to manage it right.”

One player whose move to Cantilever Park has been confirmed is striker Connor McCarthy, who made his debut off the bench in Saturday’s 4-0 win over North Ferriby United.

McCarthy, who joins from Runcorn Linnets, played despite the passing of his father on Friday morning.

“Fair play to Connor for coming on Saturday. His Dad hasn’t been well for a long time, but Connor’s been coming into training for a few weeks,” Carden said.

“I wasn’t expecting him to play on Saturday because of everything that’s gone on, but his Dad was the type of man who would have been shouting at him if he was sat around the house doing nothing.

“Connor’s a good lad. I signed him when he was 18 at Southport.

“He came here when we first came in, and the team was very different. He didn’t do bad, but he didn’t do great.

“We’ve monitored how he’s done at different clubs since then at Telford, FC United and Runcorn.

“The big thing with Connor is that there’s always question marks about whether he’s hungry enough.

“This season, every manager I’ve spoken to who has played against Runcorn has said he has been the stand-out performer. A lot have said he’s the best forward in that league.

“I know what he can do, it’s just a case of him wanting it and he’s shown he does. It’s good to see him out there and good to have him on board.”