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City ‘champing at the bit’ for home success
WORCESTER City have set their sights on registering a first home win of 2013 by putting Histon to the sword tomorrow (3pm).
City have not won at St George’s Lane since beating Bradford Park Avenue 2-0 on December 15, having lost 1-0 to Gloucester City on Boxing Day and drawing 0-0 with Altrincham on January 12.
After also being frozen out at Bishop’s Stortford last Saturday, Carl Heeley’s team are itching to return to action.
With Histon struggling in 20th place, City see this as their chance to pick up three points on home soil and keep the pressure up on the Blue Square Bet North top five.
Heeley said: “Histon are one of a few clubs who have gone down the route of getting young players and going full-time.
“In some respects that’s good because it allows you to work on your shape and set-pieces but the negative aspect is that they are young and lack a bit of experience.
“But there are not many clubs who have the budgets for full-time and experienced players as well.
“They will pass the ball well because we’ve seen them do that but it’s a game that we have got to be looking to win.”
He continued: “We had got a bit of momentum going with a win and a draw and were keen to keep that going but then we had the disruption from the weather.
"It’s frustrating but everybody is in the same boat. We are champing at the bit to play tomorrow.”
Fans have been helping groundsman Tom Allcut to shovel snow off the pitch this week and the club remain hopeful the match will go ahead, although they will be keeping an eye on the weather forecast.
The covers have been placed on the areas that have been cleared and will be taken up tomorrow morning.
“It’s testament to a lot of effort by volunteers and we are grateful for that. If we can get the game on then great,” Heeley said.
With City not having played for nearly a fortnight, the only injury concern is Tyler Weir as he continues to recover from cuts to his face.
The full-back fell outside a gym last week and has been receiving treatment, including dental work, over the past few days.
Histon won 3-0 at home against Workington last time out but their 1-0 success at Hinckley back in August remains their solitary away victory.