DES Lyttle does not want Worcester City's season to fizzle out in their last two games.

After the dejection of losing their Nationwide North play-off fight, City's final St George's Lane clash of the campaign against Hyde United could prove to be an anti-climatic affair.

But Lyttle is demanding that, despite missing out on promotion, his team-mates raise their spirits and cap the season in style.

The experienced club skipper also reckons Worcester supporters deserve a heart-warming send-off.

Around 150 City fans were believed to have made the long journey north to Droylsden on Bank Holiday Monday and former Nottingham Forest ace Lyttle, 34, appreciates their efforts.

"For the last home game of the season, we want to put on a decent performance," said Lyttle.

"We want to score some goals and put on a bit of a show for the fans. Hopefully, we can get 1,000 people or more on the gate.

"The gates have been quite good this season and we really appreciate them turning up, like they did at Droylsden. It looked as if we brought a couple of hundred supporters and that's a great effort."

Although promotion aspirations are quashed for another year, Worcester can still meet small targets with victories over Hyde and Worksop the following Saturday.

One more win takes City one point ahead of last season's tally of 60, while manager Andy Preece will be keen to out-tussle Moor Green, Stalybridge and Kettering for sixth place, one position better than 12 months ago.

Wherever the club find themselves, the progress in results and the march up the table over the past four months has given City optimism for next season.

With a sprinkling of summer signings to add to a now-settled squad, skipper Lyttle envisages a more concerted promotion effort.

But Lyttle insists Preece must preserve the nucleus of his side -- and look to bring in experienced players -- to make a realistic title charge.

He added: "There's plenty to look forward to next season. There's no reason why we can't give it a real go.

"It's going to take a lot of hard work but, from what I've seen in this league, there is nothing to be frightened of.

"It would be good if we can keep the nucleus of the team together and build strong for next season.

"Obviously, I don't know who the gaffer is going to bring in. But we had a young bench at Droylsden and, to kick on next year, we perhaps need a couple more older heads.

"That's no disrespect to the younger lads, because we will still bring in to the team the likes of Troy Wood, but we could do with a bit more experience."

Earlier in the season, Preece said he would hand run-outs to his up-and-coming players once City's play-off hopes ended. He is expected to be good to his word, with Wood, Gary Walker and Dale Watkins primed to receive extended time on the pitch.

Danny Hodnett starts after being recalled from his loan at Evesham, with one or two regular names poised for a breather.

Adam Webster makes his 200th City career appearance and left-back Adam Burley returns from suspension.