STORM Emma not only halted the on-field action but also Evesham United’s bid to bolster their attack last week.

Robins boss Paul Collicutt had planned to snap up a pair of forward-thinking players but training got cancelled as Siberian snow blasted Worcestershire.

Fortunately, the club remains poised to pounce for both targets now the fierce weather has abated with Collicutt looking forward to completing the paperwork following the badly-timed interruption.

“The weather has been the problem but we plan to train on Wednesday night and hope to have one or two new faces there,” said Collicutt.

“We feel confident over one and hopeful over the other.”

The importance of those deals has been heightened by striker Lewis Powell’s poor prognosis over a groin injury that could see him remain on the treatment table for up to six more weeks.

Left-sided wing-back or winger Lewis Binns has since been ruled out for “two or three weeks” but the cold snap did at least assist those feeling the strain of recent niggles.

“Lewis has had a scan on his ankle which has revealed the problem is a bit worse than we originally thought,” said Collicutt.

“Joe Turley will be assessed at training. The rest has probably done him and Andy Lewis a bit of good, as well as one or two other lads who have been carrying knocks.

“Paul Fahy has just come back as well and the extra time will certainly benefit all of those lads. Had we played Saturday it might have been a bit different.”

On the impact of the weather, Collicutt added: “Is there ever an ideal time to have a snow blizzard? The knock-on effect is that the end of the season becomes more congested and of course there are Gloucester’s home fixtures to consider along with ours.

“I remember many years ago when I played for Cheltenham on a Saturday and Sunday to get in the fixtures but things have changed so much since.”

Evesham host promotion-rivals Salisbury on Saturday (3pm).