MALVERN Town have not made the start they would have wanted in the Banks's Brewery Premier Division only collecting two points from the opening four matches.

Commenting on Town's unhappy weekend when they were defeated twice Assistant Manager Richard Anson said: "To say we are unhappy with the results is an understatement. Just about everything we touched went wrong. It really started on Thursday, when Adam Moss suffered a recurrence of a back problem in training and then to make matters worse, Ross Sanders, who had just returned from holiday, was rushed to hospital Saturday morning with a suspected blood clot on the lung.

"We then lost Joe Maidment with a toe injury on Saturday and both Andy Shepherd and Simon Judge on Monday with groin and calf injuries.

"But this is not making excuses as we started both games well, but got punished for making some of the most basic errors imaginable".

Anson continued: "Despite the injury problems and up coming suspensions to Maidment and Walker, we are not going to press the panic buttons, we have a lot of depth in the squad and we know that the side is a much better one than the weekends results suggest. All of our players have proved that they are more than capable of performing well in the Bank's League, but every side has an indifferent run at some stage of the season and maybe we are having ours now.

"Whatever, we need to recover quickly and will be looking to pick up six points from our next two games, if we can do that our confidence and belief will quickly return and I am sure we will then start to build for a successful season".

Manager Joey Rawle has strengthened the side by resigning former skipper John Hayes. Hayes who left last year to play for County Sports is welcomed back by the the Club.

Anson said: "Obviously we were disappointed that Mick Lowe decided against another season at this level, but John can go a long way to replacing the influence Mick had on and off the field."

Tomorrow (Saturday) Town Reserves are at home to Gornal Athletic Reserves in the Banks's Brewery League Division One (South), 3pm kick off.

Last Saturday, the Reserves got off the mark in the league with a 4-3 win at Leominster. Debutant Andy James was the Town hero, bagging a hat-trick.

Malvern Town are sponsored by Malvern Instruments.