FOLLOWING Saturday’s frustrating Southern League Premier Division South postponement, Swindon Supermarine chief Lee Spalding will be pleased to get some valuable minutes into his players’ legs this evening when Frome Town visit in the Southern League Cup third round (7.45pm).

Relentless rain throughout Friday night forced Marine to make an early call and postpone Dorchester Town’s Webbswood Stadium visit at the weekend.

But Spalding’s squad have been presented with a timely game to sway their manager’s selection opinion ahead of a crunch league game on Saturday against Chesham United in the form of Frome’s visit tonight.

The Somerset side enter the game in red hot form, having dropped only 13 points from their opening 18 Southern League Division One fixtures.

And Danny Greaves’ men will have every intention of complimenting their fine league form by booking a spot in the cup’s latter stages this evening.

Tonight’s visitors’ form understandably gives Spalding cause for concern, but he is aware of most players’ traits and confident a win can be earned with a full strength squad.

Spalding said: “We want to enter the weekend with a positive result under our belt.

“The confidence we have as a group at the moment is great, so we’ll enter the Frome game with a strong mindset with a group of players wanting a result.

“I just hope the weather holds out. We’re pretty much at full strength.

“We’ve got a strong squad and I want to give everyone an opportunity to get minutes into their legs.”

In all competitions, Frome have suffered just one defeat since the start of October.

With proven goalscorers in their ranks, Spalding doesn’t expect Greaves’ men to apply their best defensive ploy come kick-off.

“Frome are doing great. I believe they’ve got a stronger squad this season compared to last when they were in our division,” added Spalding.

“They want to get back into Southern Premier, and we need to be aware of their strengths.”