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City plan to challenge Hednesford play-off bid
WORCESTER City are determined to make Hednesford Town work for their Skrill North play-off place when the sides meet at Keys Park today (3pm).
Fourth-placed Hednesford still need a point to guarantee a top-five finish as they have Guiseley and Boston United breathing down their necks with two games to play.
Worcester have long since secured their status in the division and remain on track to better last season’s total of 50 points.
Saturday’s 1-1 home draw with Brackley took them to 47 and manager Carl Heeley insists his team won’t be taking their foot off the gas.
The Blue and Whites are also looking to set the record straight after being held to a 2-2 draw by the Pitmen at Aggborough last August.
Heeley said: “We’re a changed side and should have beaten them convincingly at the start of the season.
“I’ve seen them play a number of times and they’re a good outfit with a lot of goals in their team but we’re tough to break down.
“They’ve got a lot to play for but they’re going to have a tough game against us.
“If anybody thought we were just going to go through the motions in the last three games, they only needed to look at Saturday’s performance.
“The players kept going and worked hard. I’m sure they’re looking forward to the summer break, because they will have earned it, but they’re not there yet and they’ve got two more games to go.
“We can play a part in the season shake-up. We want to get above 50 points, that’s always been a little target for us, and to do that we’ve got to get results against both Hednesford and Boston.”
Today’s match sees Worcester up against former captain Tom Thorley and striker Danny Glover.
Thorley left City for Hednesford in November, while Glover has recently signed after being let go by Bradford Park Avenue.
Both featured in Saturday’s 2-1 victory at Oxford City.