LYME Regis manager Robin Townsend is happy with his side’s progress during pre-season despite having two games called off.

The Davey Fort’s playing surface wasn’t ready for the Seasiders to host Portland last week and they had to cancel another friendly because of the same problem.

However, with the lack of games has come added training for the team and the manager is happy with their work.

He said: “We have no complaints at the moment, we’ve had a couple of new faces, which has been good.

“Whether they will stay and play is another matter, but it’s still very early for us.

“All of the players have come back in relatively good shape.”

The Devon and Exeter League does not kick off until late August, meaning Lyme Regis are still organising some of their pre-season schedule.

Townsend added: “It was disappointing not to play against Portland because they are a great side and Gary (Bailey) has added to that over the summer.

“It would have been a good test to see where we were and set that benchmark.

“We’ve got five friendlies lined up and we’re looking at putting another one together.

“Our first game is on July 28 away to Illminster but we want another game before that.”

Townsend is still on the hunt for new players and will hope to bring in more new faces within the next couple of weeks.