THE postponement of Saturday’s game against Chester does not mean Eastleigh’s injury list has miraculously shrunk.

While the free weekend has given striker Ben Williamson a few extra days to get over his hamstring problem, the likes of Paul McCallum, Gavin Hoyte, Sam Togwell and Graham Stack will not be back for tomorrow’s Vanarama National League test at Boreham Wood (7.45pm).

“We’ve not suddenly got six players back because we didn’t play on Saturday,” stressed manager Richard Hill.

“It’s given Willo a couple more days, but that doesn't alter the fact that we’ve still got to be careful with him starting matches.

“Saturday’s game being off means we haven’t got any more injuries for Tuesday, but we didn’t get an extra six coming back to full training either.

“We are what we are and we’ll be pretty much the same tomorrow as we would have been on Saturday.

“The lads are great in training, but it’s more the football equivalent of tag rugby we're playing.”

Given that Eastleigh are embarking on emergency work this week to sort out the boggy corner of their Silverlake pitch, it’s handy that tonight’s match is followed by another away fixture at Wrexham on Saturday (BT Sport, 5.30pm).

In an ideal world, they would have been drawn away in the FA Cup too.

Instead, they will be at home to Evo-Stik South Premier outfit Hereford in the fourth qualifying round over the weekend of October 21.

Formed from the ashes of the famous 1972 Cup giant-killers Hereford United, the modern-day Bulls attract attendances way in excess of their league status.

Their average home gate this season is 2,610, the seventh biggest in the whole of non-League.

The two-leagues-higher Spitfires are 11th with 2,154.

“It’s an interesting tie,” said Hill. “If they televise the Cup at this stage, you’d think it might be on.

“Hereford have a good following and, I may be way wide of the mark here, but it wouldn’t surprise me if they brought a couple of thousand with them.

"But we've got two league games to concentrate on before then. Boreham Wood have got some good players that know this league, so it's going to be tough tomorrow.

"If we don't go there in the same frame of mind as we went to Hartlepool (a 2-1 win), we'll be in for a long night."

The Wood are 11th in the table, two points better off than 16th-placed Eastleigh having played one game more.

They drew 1-1 at Gateshead on Saturday thanks to a last-gasp leveller from Ricky Shakes.