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Evesham United seeking strong finish to season
12:00pm Friday 15th March 2013 in Sport By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
MANAGER Paul West wants his Evesham United side to produce a strong finish to their Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South and West campaign.
With 10 games to go, starting at third-from-bottom Bridgwater Town tomorrow (3pm), the Robins are neither troubling the play-off places nor the relegation zone.
But, according to West, that does not mean they can put their feet up and wait for the summer to arrive.
Following back-to-back victories, Evesham lost 2-1 at home to Shortwood United last Saturday despite taking the lead through Jamie Hyde.
The Robins will be keen to put that match behind them and return to winning ways in Somerset.
West said: “We are trying to put a run of results together so it was very disappointing against Shortwood. It will be a test of character to bounce back and we need to do that.
“We have got 10 games to go and nothing to lose in terms of being mid-table but we want to finish the season optimistically and positively.
“It’s been a learning curve in the first season in the new ground and it’s important we try and push forward as much as we can.”
United are without midfielder James Blake who serves the second match of a three-game ban following last month’s red card against Hungerford.
Defenders Richard Mansell and Chris Jackson should also be fit despite knee and shoulder injuries respectively.