TONY Gore is confident his Dudley Sports side can fit in their remaining matches before the league cut-off date.

Sports were meant to be heading to the Dell on Saturday to play derby rivals Dudley Town, but with badger problems rearing their head once again, the game was moved to another venue before it was eventually called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

Despite another tie falling foul to the weather, Gore expects the fixture pile up to not prove a problem to his players, adding: “Fortunately the league has extended the cut-off date by two weeks, so that gives us until the first week in May to get the games played.

“We have about 11 or 12 games left, which will mean us having to play twice a week a couple of times during the rest of the season, but I’m confident that we won’t have a problem.

“There’s plenty of teams in the league who have got to fit in more games than us. Wolverhampton Sporting have about 20 matches between the league and cup still to play.

“Last season Bewdley played about 20-odd games in five weeks – I think one week they played Saturday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday – so if that can be done then none of us have any excuses.”

Fourth-from-bottom Sports might have a few fresh faces in their ranks by the time the team appears against Bilston Town Community on Saturday.

Gore said: “We’re trying to get a few players in before the weekend but we’re only looking for those who will have a positive impact on the squad.

“I don’t need to make any signings, so if we don’t bring anyone in this week then that will be that for the rest of the season.

“We’ve got a tough run of games coming up, with Wolves Casuals, Tividale and firstly Bilston on Saturday.

“I watched their game against Tividale at the weekend and they looked a useful side, but it’s a tough league, especially when you’re down at the bottom.

“Everyone’s beating everyone at the moment, so instead of having a group of three or four teams battling to avoid relegation, there’s seven or eight teams being dragged into it now.

“But we’ve just got to focus on ourselves, pick up as many points as possible and see where we end up.”