FRUSTRATED Canvey Island manager Mark Bentley feels he will not be getting his football fix until next season.

Bentley’s side have not played since being beating by Boreham Wood in the second round of the FA Cup at the end of November.

And the Gulls chief fully expects the current campaign to be voided.

“I think we’ve all come to realise we’re going to be null and void now and see everyone in June or July,” said Bentley.

“It’s so frustrating after the cup run we had and I had a couple of players lined up to come in who would definitely have made us stronger for the league.”

Canvey have played just five games in Isthmian North this term.

And Bentley knows a lack of football continues to hit many people hard.

“It’s tough and non-league football is the heart-beat of this country,” said the former Southend United midfielder.

“There’s a lot of mental health problems and football is that release for so many people.

“I’m missing the routine and I never thought I would miss the journey to Canvey Island but I dream to be sat on Canvey Way at the moment!

“It is what it is but we have to try to stay positive and look forward as much as we can.”