JAI Stanley has five more games to prove he is worth a new contract at Worcester City.

That is the assessment of player-boss Andy Preece, who is striving to build a squad capable of taking City to promotion glory next season.

Playmaker Stanley -- back in the City fold after a month's loan spell at Hednesford Town -- produced a piece of magic at Stalybridge Celtic when teeing up Adam Webster's first goal.

As Preece looked set to withdraw the 27-year-old from the action, Stanley raided past two defenders down the right flank before cutting a wonderfully accurate through-pass to Webster.

It was dexterity of the highest order and the finest moment of City's memorable 3-2 victory.

But Preece is looking for more of the same from Stanley -- starting with tomorrow's trip to lowly Leigh RMI -- before making a decision on his future.

"Jai showed his class with that ball for Webby," said Preece. "I've said before we sometimes lack a little bit of quality like that.

"If Jai does more of that, he's going to make it a tough decision for me.

"He definitely wants to stay at Worcester, there's no doubt about that. He could have gone to Redditch or Hednesford if he wanted to, but he didn't.

"I think he realises there's no bigger club in our league in the area. He wants to play for us.

"Jai's trying his best to prove that he's worth his contract. He knows he's got to put in some tremendous displays to maintain the wages he's on.

"But we'll see how he does until the end of the season. Then we'll talk about it."

While Preece marvelled at Stanley's assist, he hailed Webster following a string of high-quality performances from the talented striker.

A brace at Bower Fold took Webster's league goal tally to 12 for the season, including four in his last two away games.

Preece: "Webby has been outstanding. He's top-drawer and should be playing at a higher level. He is a class player and I think he is enjoying his football as well. It's important that he enjoys his football and he is doing that.

"He is playing football with a smile on his face and he's getting his just rewards. He's working his socks off at the moment and I think that's the key to it."

After a one-off game partnering Gareth Seddon -- who should join City this summer -- Webster teams up with Mark Danks once more at Leigh's Hilton Park.

Danks returns after a three-game ban, while Preece is forced into another re-shuffle with centre-half Justin Thompson out for several weeks with ankle ligament damage.

After a two-game stint in midfield, Chris Smith is likely to return to City's back-three. Tom Warmer and Nick Colley will fight over Smith's vacated midfield spot.

The Railwaymen -- fighting for their lives one place above the relegation zone -- secured a 3-1 victory at rock-bottom Hednesford on Monday to boost their survival hopes.

Preece added: "Leigh need every point they can get. They beat Hednesford and credit to them for that. But we want to keep going and keep trying to win all our games."