STEVEN Craig’s future at Worcester City is set to be made clearer after holding “serious” talks with caretaker boss John Snape.

The 36-year-old frontman is expected to discuss his options with Snape today after his loan spell at Stafford Rangers came to an end.

Worcester are light on attacking options following the departure of strikers Lee Hughes and Colby Bishop.

But Craig has scored just once in 10 appearances since joining the club last summer and has struggled with injuries.

“I will be talking to Steven as his loan is up today with Stafford Rangers,” Snape said.

“When he comes back, we will have a serious chat about his future and what he wants to do between now and the end of the season at the football club.”

The former Wycombe Wanderers player joined Evo-Stik Northern Premier League outfit Rangers on loan last month as he looked to get games under his belt.

But the Manchester-based forward failed to score in three outings and Stafford manager Neil Kitching was not impressed with his performances.

"I sent him back after Tuesday night's game," Kitching said.

"I felt that was the right thing to do for the squad. He hadn't really had an input with goals or performances.

"It wasn't right keeping him around, we'll go with the lads who are fully committed to what we're trying to do."

Forward Jordan Murphy and attacking midfielder Ebby Nelson-Addy impressed in an unfamiliar strike force in City’s 2-1 defeat to FC Halifax Town at the weekend.

Snape has spoken of his desire to field home-grown talent as 16-year-old Tyreece Ruddock, Aaron Brett and Callum Devlin were named on the bench, with the latter coming on for his City debut in the final few minutes.

But Worcester-born striker Joe Bates, who has been on the fringe of the first team squad, will remain on loan at Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South and West outfit Bishop’s Cleeve.

“Joe took a three-month loan as he wanted to get games and he wants to see that out,” Snape added.