BOSS Tom Killick stressed his charges had to be fully prepared for every fixture – even if the weather conspires against them once again.

Dolphins were again denied the opportunity to catch up on Southern League South games in hand after heavy rain thwarted their midweek contest with Salisbury, due to a waterlogged pitch at Black Gold Stadium.

Killick’s men are scheduled to host Hendon on Saturday (3pm).

The boss told the Daily Echo: “Again we are at the mercy of the weather. Whilst we have to hope it goes ahead, we will be preparing for it as if it were.

“As soon as you go into the weekend thinking ‘the game will be off’ you’re in the wrong mindset.”

The postponements had some Dolphins fans recalling the 2013-14 season, when Poole were left with a hectic schedule in order to fulfil their quota of league games.

However, Killick is unconcerned of a repeat at this stage. He added: “We’re not quite at the same stage we were a few years back, when we ended up playing Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday for quite a few weeks.

“At the moment it is manageable but obviously we would like to play our games now. I’m not awfully concerned, just a bit frustrated that we are kicking our heels a bit.

“It could lead to a more dangerous situation if it gets worse."

Poole’s multiple rearranged fixtures may be a slight positive considering the growing list of injured players Killick has to contend with.

“We have quite a few players out long-term at the moment,” he added.

“Jake Smeeton has missed the past few and doesn’t appear that he’ll be back soon. Jez Bedford has also been missing and he still has a month to go and Adam Grange is also out for a month.

“It’s hard because we have a comparatively very small squad but we have enough strong options to get by.”