Boro boss Jono Greening is looking forward to an exciting few days after what has been a frustrating week.
Last weekend's game against Pontefract was called off due to Covid-19, before Greening missed Tuesday's goalless draw against Pickering after being laid low himself.
But with a behind-closed doors away fixture tomorrow and a home clash against former club Tadcaster Albion coming up on Tuesday, the Boro chief is raring to push on the pre-season preparatory work.
He said: "It has been a bit of a frustrating time.
"Saturday was called off because of Covid in the Ponte camp, we had a game organised to take its place at Gateshead, but then I came down with Covid on Friday, so we had to cancel it.
"Gateshead were brilliant with it, and since then we've made sure that the lads are testing every day because we don't want any more cases at the club.
"Ingy (Michael Ingham) and Blotty (Ryan Blott) took the game on Tuesday at Pickering. I've heard it was very scrappy, but we did have chances to score. Having spoken to Ingy, he was pleased with the attitude of the players, it is all more minutes in the bank for the lads.
"Everyone is now ready for a behind-closed-doors game on Saturday and then Tuesday's home game against Tadcaster, which is one I'm looking forward to.
"After retiring as a professional footballer, I went to Tadcaster between the ages of 35 and 39, I have a great affiliation with the club and their owners are my bosses at i2i.
"They will have a good young team, Quinny (Paul Quinn) will have them well drilled and they will give us a good test.
"I'm also looking forward to seeing our home crowd again, they were absolutely excellent when we beat Brid.
"They really get behind the lads and give them the encouragement and backing that they need to go out there and do well.
"I'm putting together an exciting side that will play attacking football, having the fans back in to watch them play will be unbelievable."