KENDAL Town's trip to Frickley Athletic has passed a morning pitch inspection.

Officials at the club said that there is still light rain in West Yorkshire, but with the forecast for the rain to stop around lunchtime officials believe there is little chance of the pitch deteriorating before kick-off.

Kendal Town manager Steve Edmondson says that the Frickley Athletic match today has been 'pencilled in' as a game in which his side could pick up a good result.

Kendal were beaten 4-0 in a tough game at AFC Fylde on Boxing Day, and he is hoping that the weather will not prove to be as much of a hindrance as it was on Wednesday, with standing water causing the ball to stick to the pitch constantly in the defeat at Kellamergh Park.

Frickley lie 18th in the Evo-Stik Premier League, five points ahead of Town, although the manager is not looking forward to the long trip to West Yorkshire.

"It's a nightmare to get there but we've pencilled this game in as hopefully one where we can get something from it," said Edmondson.

"Let's hope the weather holds out for it."

Jordan Tucker broke his arm in a recent training session and looks set to be out for more than a month, while Simon Rawnsley could return to the side having missed the Fylde game due to work commitments.

Edmondson added that he hopes to bring some new players into the club in the New Year.