THERE are just over 260 miles standing between Swindon Supermarine and three points as they prepare for the longest trip of the season to Barnstaple Town.

With their last two fixtures being postponed, manager Dave Webb admits he is itching to get his team back out on the pitch.

The Marine boss also acknowledged the longer his side go without a fixture, the more detrimental it will be to their season as they continue to lose match fitness.

“We have got a big game down at Barnstaple, it’s our longest trip of the season so it is a big ask for everybody,” he said.

“If we can win that game, I think we will go fifth and then we have got a home game after that.

“Not playing for almost two weeks is not great for match fitness, which is why training becomes almost as important as playing games.

“We trained on Saturday so that was good in terms of preparation for tonight. We are looking forward to getting back playing.”

A series of injuries, postponements and abandonments have stunted the club’s progress in recent weeks, as they have just two wins in their last seven games.

While this means they have two and in some cases three games in hand on those above them in the table Webb reiterated the importance of cashing in on points available to them.

“The situation we are in, we need to make sure we are picking up points to keep up with where we want to be at Christmas, which has always been the top six,” said Webb, who’s troops are currently ninth after 17 games.

“If we can get a win on tonight it will be massive, but it won’t be easy as they have just changed their manager.

“We played them in the FA Trophy earlier in the season and I think we only won 1-0, so there are no easy games in this division, I think the league table tells you that.

“Most teams are capable on their day of causing an upset, so we have to make sure that doesn’t happen to us tonight and show why we are where we are in the league and hopefully get the three points.”