Ian Allinson expects March to be a pivotal month for St Albans City after they saw back-to-back games called off due to adverse weather conditions.

A visit to Weston-super-mare was postponed last Tuesday before the away day at Bognor Regis Town also failed to beat the big freeze on Saturday.

The cancellations mean City will have to make up for their games in hand and Allinson therefore expects the next month to be a hectic one.

“It is tough because the way the games are situated at the minute we do not want to be leaving a backlog of fixtures towards to end of season,” he said in the wake of the Weston cancellation.

“The postponement was expected if I am honest, despite Weston retaining a glimmer of hope that they could get the game on. It means that March bares even greater importance as the fixtures build up.

“We are going into the last nine or ten weeks of the season with 12 games still to play and it will test the squad undoubtedly.”

A 3-1 loss against Welling United provided the only blip of an otherwise impressive February for St Albans as they picked up wins against Dartford and Chippenham Town.

Allinson believes the success over Chippenham in their last game shows the Saints have been able to iron out the errors which cost them against Welling.

“One bad result shouldn’t detract from what has been a great month for us,” he said.

“It was vital we addressed the issues we encountered at Welling to come back and get the points.”

The break in match day action is far from ideal for City as they look to build momentum for the season run in.

City’s manager accepts matches being called off could disrupt his side’s rhythm as the campaign approaches its climax.

He is, however, hopeful City will be able to deal with the disruption and return to action in the same vain of form and have the quality to stay the distance in their play-off push.

“We want to keep going and we could do without these little breaks as it does disrupt things,” he said.

“The longer the season goes on, some teams will fall away and some will come through.

“I like to think we have enough character and commitment within the ranks to be the latter.”

With the weather wreaking havoc on games up and down the land, City still find themselves sitting fifth in the National League South table.

They have played at least a game fewer than all but one of their top seven rivals and will, therefore, be hopeful of sustaining their push for promotion until the end of the campaign.

Allinson’s men are among the division’s form sides, having lost just one of their last five league games and are three points clear of eighth place Welling United.

City’s schedule sees them take on Truro City at Clarence Park on Saturday Where victory could take them to within six points of the league leaders.

Truro are 10th in the table and just three points adrift of securing a play-off spot of their own.

Their recent form will, though, fill City with confidence as they come into the game struggling to pick up wins and have list four of their last five games.