LEAGUE leaders Malvern Town visit Ledbury Town tomorrow (Saturday) in the West Midlands Premier Division (2.45pm), hoping to avenge their 2-1 defeat inflicted by Ledbury at the Langland Stadium back in November.

This was one of only three league defeats suffered by Town this season, all of them, ironically, against Herefordshire-based sides, the last of which was the recent home defeat against fellow title challengers Kington Town. But Town got back to winning ways with an emphatic 5-1 victory at Wolverhampton Casuals last Saturday.

Town general manager Richard Anson said: "It was critical we got the three points on Saturday and let's hope it will herald the start of another run that keeps us at the top of the table."

Anson continued: "It will be a tough game this Saturday no doubt, but it is about time we did ourself justice against Ledbury, as I think we have only beaten them only once since their promotion to this division.

"There is no reason we cannot succeed, and although they have some good players, so do we, otherwise we wouldn't be where we are, so it really is up to us to impose ourselves early on in the game and come away with three points."

Anson also appealed to Malvern fans to make the short trip to their near neighbours: "We have a small, but loyal band of regular away supporters and we really appreciate that, but there really is no excuse for the majority of our supporters not to make the trip, it is only short drive away, and they are always well supported, so we will need some vocal backing ourselves.

"To be honest, this is potentially the most exciting second half of a season we have faced for years, so there has never been a better time to support us."

Malvern have strengthened their squad this week with signings of Richard Tompkins from Bromsgrove and midfielder Mark Rollins.

The left-sided Tompkins, is still registered with Bromsgrove, but lost his place through injury and has joined Town in the hope of getting some match practice, whilst 21-year-old Rollins, who was previously with Worcester City, Racing Club Warwick and Alvechurch, has also had a spell out injured and will probably play a couple of reserve team games prior to his involvement with the first Team.

Town boss Neil Hunt said: "We have released Pete Roberts, as the travelling up from Wales was proving problematical and he is soon due back in Australia, whilst Steve Walker has decided to sign for Malvern Rangers. We needed to strengthen the squad and are also in discussion with another two players, hopeful of landing at least one."

Town have no midweek fixture.