BOSS Tom Killick admits a potential fixture pile-up for Poole is "becoming a bit of a worry".

Dolphins will attempt to host Hartley Wintney tomorrow (7.45pm) in the first round of qualifying for the FA Trophy, after the game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch on Saturday.

Last weekend saw all Southern League South sides on FA Trophy duty, meaning Poole did not miss another league tie, of which they have four games to play over their promotion rivals.

However, it does leave Poole in the odd position of playing the tie on a Tuesday – where it can still go to a replay.

Speaking ahead of his side's rearranged FA Trophy tie, Killick told the Daily Echo: “It is now becoming a bit of a worry, with all our games behind.

“Whilst it’s nice to be high in the league table with a chance to leapfrog others, we are a fair few games behind now.

“Luckily quite a few games at the weekend were draws, which means teams will have replays midweek. I know Truro’s game was off, and Salisbury and Taunton both drew.

“We have to hope that we don’t fall too far behind with our games and have to start cramming fixtures in to catch up.

“It means that whilst we’re playing a cup game, we’re not missing out on a league match. Our game with Salisbury (tomorrow) would have been postponed anyway, because they drew.”

Whilst Killick didn’t take the opportunity for an impromptu training session on Saturday, instead leaving his charges to their own devices, he was grateful for the rest.

“We didn’t have a group session, I let the players do their own," he said.

"To be honest there was a few knocks the squad was carrying, a few niggles that a day off helps with.

“For example, Corby Moore probably wouldn’t have played, because of a niggle he was carrying. He’s now likely to be involved on Tuesday night.

“The same applies to Jamie Whisken and a few others. With that rest, we’ll be ready to go again and really go for it, because the FA Trophy is still a priority.”

The winners of tomorrow’s tie will advance to the second qualifying round and earn £2,450. The losers will have to settle for £800.

If Poole do progress, they will travel to face Isthmian League South Central Division outfit Westfield, who defeated Beaconsfield Town 1-0 on Saturday.