NICK Colley admits it would be 'criminal' for Worcester City to let heads drop and suffer an FA Cup hangover.

City's flying winger is looking for a positive reaction from his own team-mates following last weekend's heart-breaking cup exit to Huddersfield Town.

They can put all manner of dejection behind them tomorrow, by overcoming Worksop Town at St George's Lane and setting their sights on a push for the Nationwide North play-offs.

"Our heads cannot go down," insists Colley. "We've set a standard now in both the FA Cup form and the FA Trophy form and it will be criminal to drop that standard.

"There's got to be a big push now up the league. We must concentrate on our bread and butter stuff and get up into the play-off positions, which is where we should be.

"Hopefully, we can get some more big games down here and progress in the Trophy. But the league is our main priority and we definitely need to progress on that front."

Player-manager Andy Preece is confident City will shake off the disappointment of last Sunday's defeat, exacerbated when Huddersfield drew Chelsea in the third round.

Preece insists his players and the club's supporters should look beyond that one result, highlighting Worcester's form over the past two months as a source of encouragement.

City lost just twice in 13 outings before the Huddersfield clash and they face mid-table Worksop on the back of consecutive Nationwide North wins over Barrow and Hednesford.

Those back-to-back victories seem light years away following Worcester's cup displays and successive postponements at Alfreton and Stalybridge.

"Knowing the lads as well as I do, I don't think they will be down," said Preece. "They have got nothing to be disappointed about.

"They have done fantastically. If you asked any supporter at the start of the season that Worcester would be live on the television in the second round of the FA Cup, against one of the best teams in League One, they would have said 'no chance'.

"But the lads got us there and they should be proud of that. It's now a great time for us to keep things going.

"The players know what is there for them if they work hard. Things can change very quickly.

"As far as challenging in the league, we must keep our run going. That's what we want to achieve."

Preece may be tempted to freshen his side for the visit of the Tigers, although changes are expected to be minimal. Midfielders George Clegg and Sam Wedgbury, second-half substitutes against Huddersfield, would be the likely beneficiaries.

Troy Wood may figure on the bench after netting in a mid-week reserve fixture against Kettering, in which Preece and Danny Hodnett also made the scoresheet.

Jai Stanley has an operation on his right knee today, while Shabir Khan is recovering from a groin injury.

Worksop, who crashed 3-1 at Nuneaton Town on Tuesday for their first league defeat in seven, are in the midst of a striker crisis.

Antony Jackson (hamstring), Ben Saunders (hamstring) and Ian Robinson (knee ligaments) are all injured but they have signed Achille Traore from the Swedish League.