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City won't lack motivation in season finale declares Heeley
9:32am Friday 4th April 2014 in Sport
MANAGER Carl Heeley says keeping his Worcester City team motivated in the final month of the season will not be an issue.
The Blue and Whites come into the last six matches in good shape, sitting 12 points above the relegation zone following their fine run since the turn of the year.
Although not yet mathematically safe from the drop, City are preparing for another season in non-league's second tier and can even finish the current campaign in the top half of the table.
Tomorrow they visit Leamington (3pm) knowing a win would take them above their rivals into 14th place.
It would also stretch their unbeaten run to four games following the home victory over Vauxhall Motors and draws against Stockport County and Histon, the latter courtesy of Ethan Moore's last-gasp penalty.
Heeley has been impressed with his players' attitude in turning their fortunes around and expects that to continue.
He said: "We haven't had a problem with motivation since Christmas and I don't forsee a problem until the end of the season.
"I think if you look at the performance against Histon, we kept going until the end. We were 1-0 down but on chances the fact we weren't ahead was a travesty."
He continued: "There are three teams above us in Leamington, Stockport and Bradford Park Avenue that, if we win our game in hand (against Barrow on Tuesday), we go above them all in the table.
"The incentive is there knowing that if we win we will be higher in the table."
Worcester have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the trip to the New Windmill with centre-half Shabir Khan set to return to the ranks after missing the Histon draw through illness.
Keeper Jose Veiga continues to make progress from a knee injury but Leigh Bedwell has proved a more than able deputy in the Portuguese's absence.
Leamington, who won 3-0 at Aggborough in November, are unbeaten in four matches and drew 2-2 at home against title-chasing Telford United last weekend.
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