BOSS Paul Collicutt reckons Evesham United may need victories from all three remaining matches to win a hair-raising race for the Southern League West play-offs.

The Robins remain in the top six after fighting back from behind to beat backmarkers and Collicutt’s former club Bishop’s Cleeve 2-1 on Saturday.

United head to Shortwood United tonight (7.45) and Mangotsfield United on Saturday (3pm) before ending the league campaign at home to AFC Totton on Saturday, April 28.

Heading into Tuesday’s fixtures, seven points covered eight teams contesting four play-off places with some having up to two games in hand on Evesham.

“It looks like it will go to the wire,” said Collicutt. “It is pull your hair out time and a few more on my head are grey now, that’s for sure.

“There are teams with games in hand that could overtake us. Ideally we need to win all three, two may be enough but you don’t want to leave it to ifs, buts and maybes.

“It has kept things interesting for a lot of people, though. In the old days the top two went up and that was it so the play-offs have opened it up, especially this season.

“Seven or eight teams are chasing a place and we just have to keep going.”

Matt Bennett (back) could be a doubt for the two matches in three days but Will Wellon returns having missed Saturday’s derby through work commitments.

Ashley Williams and Carl Brown are carrying knocks with Collicutt hopeful they can recover in time and Garyn Preen may come back into contention after a migraine forced him to be substituted at the weekend.

The Robins will also assess the fitness of captain Linden Dovey.

On the upcoming action, Collicutt added: “Shortwood have had some good results of late, winning at Totton and beating Larkhall.

“They may have taken the decision to leave the league at the end of this season but look like they are going out fighting. It is never an easy place to go, or get to, and then we go to Mangotsfield.

“They are two tricky games on the road and by five o’clock on Saturday night, we should know what we have to do on the last day."