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Notts County boss Ian Burchnall believes that his side will not view postponements as an excuse as they chase National League promotion.

The Magpies game against Barnet was postponed on Friday night after the Bees reported a number of positive Covid cases.

In their last game Notts continued their winning streak against Eastleigh in the fourth round of the FA Trophy.

“When you are playing well you just want the next game to come, you feel like you are in a good rhythm and it gets a broken a little bit there’s a bit of frustration, but I don’t see it as an excuse,” Notts manager Ian Burchnall said.

Burchnall spoke to CBJ News ahead of their midweek clash with Wealdstone.

“I don’t see it as a reason to not go out and deliver in the next game, it just means we have more time on the training pitch to work on things.

“We just have to stay focused, there’s a lot of football left to play, we can’t let these things be a distraction.”

This is Notts’ first league game since January 11 against King’s Lynn Town.

Wealdstone sit 20th in the National League and lost 3-2 to Notts County earlier in the reverse fixture.

Burchnall states that they are always looking back on their performances.

“We have played some really good games where some things have worked for us and there’s some games where we haven’t won.

“We have always responded in a positive way, we have used the video analysis from previous games as reflection.

“This game is perhaps similar away to King’s Lynn where we know the pitch won’t be amazing and won’t be easy conditions.”

The Magpies can rely on a big squad despite some of the Covid concerns in football.

“It gives me trust that if we need to play a lot of games and we need to change one or two, it won’t be a problem there won’t be a dip in performance.

“We would probably maintain more consistent performances because we get fresher players on the pitch, we had 20 outfield players training today and there is great competition for spots.”

A win against Wealdstone would take The Magpies above 6th placed Wrexham with a game in hand.