Lincoln City's Andrew Boyce and Scott Garner look positive on return to training
Lincoln City have been able to finally assess the state of their injury crises now the snow has lifted.
The cold snap which gripped the county had forced the club to train indoors and they had not kicked a ball for more than a week.
However, after volunteers cleared the club's training surface of snow on Tuesday, they were able to get a better understanding of the state of their players.
"We've been in a tough situation because we've had players needing fitness tests, but we just haven't been able to carry them out," said Holdsworth.
"Thankfully though, some great effort by some very dedicated volunteers got enough snowed cleared off the training pitch and we've been able to give everyone a run out and establish where we are with the squad."
The club has several injury concerns with defenders Scott Garner (knee), Peter Gilbert (groin) and Andrew Boyce (ankle) as well as midfielders Mo Fofana (hamstring) and Alan Power (ankle) all on the treatment table.
However, on Tuesday Holdsworth was encouraged by how his players responded.
"Boyce and Garner certainly did well and Fofana was not far away," said Holdsworth.
"That to me was a big relief, because a couple of days ago I was in the dark as to where we were.
"My big hope now is that we can get a few more sessions in ahead of Saturday and start to pull the pieces together."