WORCESTER City manager Carl Heeley says his players cannot dwell on the Histon defeat as they look for an immediate response at Droylsden tomorrow.

City crashed to a 3-2 loss at St George’s Lane last Saturday, after fighting back from 2-0 down through sub Michael Taylor and Danny Glover following a first-half performance to forget.

With the games coming thick and fast at the moment, Worcester now head to Manchester to take on the Bloods and Heeley is demanding a marked improvement.

He said: “It’s just about getting points. We wanted points last Saturday and we didn’t get any. We can mope about it or be positive and go to Droylsden. That’s our next game so let’s pick ourselves up and go again.

“There are two ways of looking at it. You either sulk about it or you dust yourselves down and get on with it. What I would have done as a player, and I would expect that group to do, is to ask a few questions about the first-half.”

He continued: “We can use excuses, the last time we all got together was the Altrincham game.

“Our training facility has not been available to us because of the weather and we tried in vain to get facilities indoors but they were already booked up.

“That’s been a frustration and I think we clearly showed we were rusty but that said there was more things missing than just a lack of passing. I didn’t think we showed the desire that’s required to win a game.

“League tables don’t mean anything. You can think you have a divine right to win a game of football.

“I’ve been accused of using such clichés about winning games but if you’ve ever played a game of football, no games are easy and just because a team is top or bottom, it doesn’t mean anything.

“If you’re off it, like we were in the first-half, you don’t deserve to win.”