Matty Bloor and his Scarborough Athletic players are desperate to return to the action at Brighouse Town on Monday, 3pm.
Boro had an intense training session on Boxing Day after the home clash with Spennymoor was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.
But they were still left frustrated as a group because Bloor and the players feel that they have a point of two to prove following the departure of joint-bosses Paul Foot and Bryan Hughes.
Bloor said: "The game being off on Boxing Day was a killer blow because the lads wanted to go out and prove a point.
"We had a good training session though, with plenty of fitness work because we have been lacking in that area.
"After that we had a good bonding session because from my time in non-league football it has become clear that team spirit is the key. Ours has taken a bit of a hit recently.
"The lads are now champing at the bit to play at Brighouse, they want to go and show the board and the fans that we are here for the fight and in it for the long haul."
The Boro players are not being affected by the club's search for a new manager and Bloor has underlined that he has no interest in taking the role on a permanent basis.
He added: "We all hear rumours from social media and the like, but we are leaving all that to the board.
"I have been thrust into the spotlight and during this time I will be giving my all in the role.
"I hopefully still have 10 years of playing to do yet. I haven't even reached the peak of my playing career yet, so I don't even want to be thinking about managing."