A FREE midweek has come at a good time for Warrington Town, manager Paul Carden says.

Having become accustomed to playing two games per week since the campaign started, Yellows are without a fixture this evening.

They were initially scheduled to travel to Ashton United tonight, but that match was brought forward to Saturday after both sides exited the FA Cup.

Town won 1-0 to end a three-match losing run, with Jordan Buckley scoring the winner at Hurst Cross.

Not only are they heading into a mini-break with higher confidence, but it also gives players a chance to rest knocks and bruises as well as giving squad members currently out injured more time to recover.

Ahead of Stalybridge Celtic’s visit to Cantilever Park on Saturday, kick off 3pm, Carden is also grateful for the extra time on the training pitch.

“It’s definitely come at a good time for us,” he said.

“We can get out and watch one or two games, we can train properly and give lads a break who have needed it.

“While we are getting players back, they’re still not fully fit. In that sense, you’re still dependent on the lads who are playing and are getting flogged.

“A couple of them have now got little niggles so this little break has come at an important time. That’s why Saturday’s win was so big.”

Following the Stalybridge game, Yellows are back in midweek action next Tuesday as they travel to Cheshire rivals Nantwich Town.