I guess I can’t have it both ways and if I have been speaking a lot recently about having so many games in such a short space of time, then I can’t really complain about a blank weekend, can I?

We don’t have a game this afternoon because Doncaster Rovers, who we were scheduled to play, have had international call ups.

I honestly have no problem with the game being postponed for that reason.

The rules are clearly set out for us before the season and we respect Doncaster’s decision not to play.

It is still frustrating though, because yet again we are denied the chance to build a little momentum in the league.

Ignore the FA Cup and Trophy games over the last week, prior to that we beat Rochdale in League One and now today we don’t get chance to build on that.

We have won three league games so far and each time, the next match has been called off!

No wonder we have found it hard to get a run going in the league.

There is always a positive and it allows us to get a few players that little bit closer to full fitness.

I was delighted to have Sam Winnall in the XI for the Trophy game at Walsall on Tuesday.

I believe his last start was in January and he will benefit from having had a game.

Rob Hall also played 90 minutes and that will help, while John Mousinho came back in and showed what a good player and organiser he is.

So those are big plusses and our enforced day off today will give players a chance to get over one or two knocks and niggles that have been building up.

But we then need to hit the ground running when we play Crewe on Tuesday night.

That game being called off twice has obviously affected us, so it will be good to get that finally played and as I write this, we are close to rearranging the Swindon game.

I think footballers – and coaching staff – are creatures of habit.

Like the rest of the nation, we have had to adapt everything we do since March, but deep down we like to prepare for a game, know what we are facing and have our regular routines.

Saturday without football will be strange for us all but all it will do is recharge the batteries and give us a little extra time to prepare for the challenges ahead.

It has been a good week for our young footballers with Leon Chambers-Parillon making his full debut on Tuesday in a side that also contained Michael Elechi and Nico Jones.

All three did well and have been around the first team a fair amount now.

They are a couple of years ahead of players like Eddie Brearey and Josh Anifowose, who were on the bench for the first team on Tuesday and then played for the under 18s in the FA Youth Cup the next night at Thame United.

I always like popping over to Thame, a really good local club with great facilities and I enjoyed the game, although the youth team ended up losing to AFC Wimbledon.

That will have hurt them, but there were some very encouraging performances and whether it was Tuesday at Walsall or Wednesday at Thame, it’s more important that the young players involved reflect on the match and learn lessons from it.