CHIPPENHAM Town were frustrated in their attempts to continue the club’s hot streak in National League South after their past two games fell victim to the weather.

The Bluebirds were set for four home matches in a row midway through January but are now scheduled to play just two after Saturday’s fixture against Weymouth was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at the Thornbury Surfacing Stadium.

Tuesday night’s contest at home to Welling United was also called off due to an unfit playing surface.

As well as the unwelcome news regarding league fixtures, Chippenham recently waved goodbye to forward Jordan Young, who made the step up to sign for National League club Yeovil Town last week.

On a more positive note, Gary Horgan’s men completed the signing of Gloucester City striker Matt McClure on Tuesday.

Reviewing the past several days from Chippenham’s point of view, Horgan said: “We’re frustrated about the games being called off because we’ve been in good form and we’re on a bit of a run, we obviously wanted to continue that run.

“We had these four home games ear-marked, and we thought it would be a good time to play both Weymouth and Welling.

“So it’s a bit disappointing from that aspect, but the good thing is we’ve managed to bring a new signing in.

“If we look at it glass half full, when we play those sides again we’ll have a new addition that will hopefully be able to help us.

“But the postponed games gives us a bit of a problem in terms of fixture congestion.

“It means if we have any more games called off then we’re struggling because we haven’t really got any Tuesdays left.”

Hopeful of returning to action on Saturday, Chippenham are preparing themselves to welcome promotion-chasing Worthing to Wiltshire.

The pair drew 0-0 earlier in the season, although since then the two teams have gone in opposite directions.

Horgan is aware the Sussex side will pose a significant threat to his team, but the Bluebirds’ boss is curious to see how a reinvigorated Chippenham deal with the test.

Previewing the game, Horgan said: “They’re fourth in the league, so they’re clearly a good side.

“We drew at their place back earlier in the season – an entertaining 0-0. We probably had the best of the chances early in the game, but they’re a really good footballing outfit.

“We’re expecting a really tough test, and it’s a bit of a test for our form too against a really good team.”