WITH their already small squad being hampered again by injuries, a busy period running up to Easter has come at the worst possible time for Warrington Town.

And while Mark Beesley says they have planned as best they can, he questioned how necessary it was to make his side play four National League North games in just nine days.

That run starts with high-flying Scunthorpe United’s visit to Cantilever Park on Saturday before two lengthy away trips in the week that follows.

They visit Peterborough Sports on Tuesday night before heading north to Scarborough Athletic on Good Friday, with their gruelling run coming to a close on Easter Monday when they host Darlington.

It is a schedule that would test even the healthiest of squads but Beesley’s ability to rotate is limited, with skipper Josh Amis becoming the latest injury concern having picked up a knock to his knee during Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Gloucester City.

Left-back Andy White has a knee issue of his own, while forward Matty Grivosti is struggling with an ankle injury.

The trip to Peterborough had to be rearranged due to the Turbines’ progress to the FA Trophy quarter finals, but Beesley has labelled the decision to reschedule the fixture for the week before Easter “horrendous.”

In terms of nursing his squad through it in the best possible shape, he says they can only concern themselves with one match at a time.

“We just have to take each game as it comes,” he said.

“I think it’s horrendous from the league to make us go and play on a Tuesday night at Peterborough when we’ve got a Friday-Monday after that.

“There’s enough time in the calendar to fit it in another time, but they are the cards we’ve been dealt and we have to get on with it.

“It is what it is – we’ve planned for it this week but for now, all we can focus on is Scunthorpe.

“We’ve worked all season on things and you can see that at times. We’ve got to dust ourselves down and get ourselves ready.”

Another large crowd is expected at Cantilever Park on Saturday, boosted by around 450 travelling Iron fans.

Yellows are looking to avoid a third straight home defeat, with the weekend’s last-gasp loss to relegation-threatened Gloucester having followed a 3-0 reverse against Southport.