CHIPPENHAM Town boss Mark Collier wants to see his team take advantage of a full week of training by returning from Gloucester City with three points tonight.

Despite the unfavourable weather, Town have utilised Stanley Park’s 3G pitch to ensure training takes place as it would on any other week.

Although Saturday’s home game against Concord Rangers was called off due to the freezing weather – as was the case with the other 10 National League South fixtures – Collier enters this evening’s game with hope his men can further boost their survival prospects.

He said: “We’re fortunate as we can still train at Stanley Park on the 3G pitch, so fitness-wise, we don’t have a problem.

“But there’s nothing like game time.

“It’s been the same across the country. It was clear Saturday’s game was going to be off. Everyone had their minds on that.

“It’s unfortunate because we want to be playing every Saturday, but it’s happened and we’re not on our own. We’ll look forward to Monday night.”

Chippenham will be at full strength tonight, providing Dean Evans passes a late fitness test for an ankle injury.

The only other absentee is Scott Twine, who has returned to Swindon Town following a loan spell.

Although milder temperatures have washed most of the snow away, there is still concern the Gloucester pitch may be waterlogged.

Collier said: “I’m unsure whether the game will take place.

“On Friday it was a big doubt, it depends how well the snow and rain following that clears.

“The pitch being waterlogged is a possibility. Hopefully it’s on as we’ve played well lately.

“We lost our last game which was disappointing after a couple of good performances. But we’ll approach the game with the same mentality.

“Gloucester have hit a good run of form and were unlucky to lose to Havant and Waterlooville last time.

“I expect a difficult game, but there’s nothing for us to fear. We’re in good spirits.”

Swindon Supermarine’s Southern League West fixture away at AFC Totton was also called off, as were matches involving Shrivenham, New College, and Fairford Town in the Hellenic League.