STOURPORT Swifts' boss Rod Brown is bracing his high-flying side for a trip to the worst pitch in the Dr Martens Western Division at Sutton Coldfield tomorrow (3pm).

Brown is set to change tactics to combat what he called an awful playing surface plus testing opponents.

"They've made a solid start plus they have the poorest pitch in the league which helps them get a lot of good results," he said.

"The pitch is rutted and not level and is not the surface for a team that wants to play football. I won't change our formation but I might change the tactics to knock it forward early and put them under pressure."

Brown is delighted with the club's third spot, even more so because Swifts have not been playing too well recently.

"We haven't played well for the last three weeks yet we have managed to carve out some good results.

"Technically we are not as good as some other sides with lots of money in their teams but we have a tremendous work rate."

Brown is trying to find a Midland Football Alliance or West Midlands Premier Division outfit for the club's outstanding young keeper Adrian Hipkins to get some games under his belt.

"He needs experience and needs to play but Rob Clarke is in great form so he is not getting a look-in."