Weston-super-Mare AFC were without a game over the past seven days due to postponements down to poor weather and waterlogged pitches.

Despite that, manager Scott Bartlett has said the squad of players has been using the time to remain focussed on what the goals are for the rest of the season.

He said: "We are a bit behind on league games at the moment but our focus remains on climbing up the league table as much as possible.

"We know we are a good team and we don't change our style of play, but we are always trying to get better."

He added: "We've got a good squad with a strong core group of players and very good backroom staff.

"We just want to make sure we give the best account of ourselves in the games remaining this season, we know it will be a tough challenge but we'd like to see out a top ten finish."

Currently the Seagulls sit in 16th place on 42 league points, but if they were to win their three games in hand they would shoot right up to the top ten.

Bartlett said the games remaining now can be treated as somewhat of a mini-season for Weston.

"We're happy with the squad we have and we are in a good place at the moment, playing good football.

"Our plan is to treat the rest of the campaign as sort of a mini season starting with Chippenham on Saturday and hopefully by the end of that we will be where we want to be."

One key factor within this Weston squad that has helped throughout the season and will continue to is its squad cohesion.

The large make up of the team has been together as a unit for a few seasons now and the camaraderie within the group is clear to see.

Bartlett said: "The core of this squad has been together for some time now and that has always been a part of my strategy. 

"The stability at the club is clear to see and that has been key for us this season in the National League South, and it will continue to help us in this last busy period of the campaign."

Finally, Bartlett gave a special shout out to the Weston AFC fans as he truly believes they have helped his side so much this season.

"This season the fans have honestly been fantastic, they are always behind us win, lose or draw and for that I am grateful.

"I am really proud of our fans and I can tell they are in love with the team and this club, my goal now and the teams goal is to continue to run as hard as we can for them.

"The togetherness, between the players, the fans and the staff will get us through to the end of the season."