THE Whites made life difficult for themselves in their last two games, only managing a 2-2 draw with Paulton Rovers and a narrow win against lower league Fareham Town.

But manager Steve Claridge said players will be coming back from injury and others will be played in their preferred positions when they face an away trip to North Leigh on Saturday.

Speaking after the Fareham win, Claridge said: “I’ve got a week for everyone to just calm down and got a week to get people fit and it gives us a bit of breathing space to go to North Leigh.

“When things settle down during the week we will have a couple of training sessions and hopefully by next Saturday we will have a little bit more to pick from and a few more options.”

He added that Marvin Brooks, Eddie Perrett and Brandon Mundy should all be fit again to face the Oxfordshire side.

Claridge played 72 minutes against Fareham, but said that he would not be returning to the pitch anytime soon.

He said: “I won’t be doing that again. It was one of those games and there was nobody else available.

“Mark Francis’s confidence was very low but I want to try and play him back into the team.”

The Whites boss also spoke about how the team is still drawing in the crowds at the Ray Mac.

There were 505 who attended the FA Cup fixture last week.

Claridge said: “I think the novelty has worn off now.

“I think we had 681 at Bitton in the first year.

“588 was the second highest crowd at step four on Tuesday night .

“We have got to be thankful for what we get.”

Salisbury’s next home game in on Monday, August 28 at 3pm against AFC Totton.