WARRINGTON Rylands' FA Vase trip to Jarrow has been postponed.

Tomorrow's game has fallen victim to a waterlogged pitch after persistent rain in the north east.

A new date for the second round tie is yet to be announced, but third round fixtures are scheduled to be played on Tuesday, December 15.

With the North West Counties League opting to continue the suspension of fixtures until at least December 19, the Vase represents their only current chance to play competitively.

"We normally go and watch the team we’re playing but for obvious reasons, we haven’t been able to," he said.

"It adds to it and makes it a little more interesting.

"They’ve done well in the Vase so far – they have played some really strong Step Five teams and have come through them so it should be a good game.

"The last game against Padiham was a tough one that could have gone either way.

"Playing against teams from all over the country – that’s what you want to do."

Considering non-elite teams were not even allowed to train until Wednesday, Rylands have squeezed a good amount of preparation in prior to the game.

They played a friendly match against Prescot Cables at Gorsey Lane on Wednesday evening, with Freddie Potter and Elliot Nevitt scoring in a 2-1 victory, before a light training session on Thursday.

"We were looking to get 45 minutes into everybody," McNabb said of the friendly.

"We put two sides out and we asked the lads to play with a real intensity both in and out of possession. I thought they did that and it was a really good performance.

"It’s always good to win games, but it was more about the performance and the application.

"There were moments of real quality and we probably could have scored a few more goals but all in all, it was a really good evening."

The likes of Potter and fellow striker Stephen Milne returned from injury for the Prescot game while new additions Joe Coveney and Lee Knight made their first appearances for the club.

However, it came at a cost as winger Paul Shanley picked up an ankle injury that looks set to keep him out of the Vase match.

"He’s looking unlikely for Saturday," McNabb said.

"He was caught square on the ankle and he rolled it as well. There’s some quite bad bruising as well."