ASSISTANT boss Ashley Vincent is determined to create a winning mentality at Worcester City as they bid to down Dudley Town at York Road tomorrow (7.45pm).

Pre-season games are primarily viewed as opportunities for players to improve fitness and for managers to try out new systems.

But Vincent has stressed the importance of securing victories as Worcester look to build confidence heading into the 2018-19 Midland League Premier Division campaign.

City began their warm-up fixtures with a 2-0 win at Malvern Town before thrashing neighbours Worcester Raiders 8-1 at Claines Lane last Saturday.

And Vincent is keen to keep the run going at Dudley who play a level below Worcester in the West Midlands League Premier Division.

“Whether it is the tinpot cup, a friendly or a cup final at Wembley you want to win so that’s what we have been looking to do in pre-season,” Vincent said.

“Worcester City is a big club at this level and I am sure even the new boys know by now what it means to play for them.

“Every time you go out you are expected to get a result and you should want to win.

“I have been in the game for a long time and I know that to get enjoyment out of football means winning so we are trying to have that mentality here.

“I think people say that (it is all about improving fitness) to try to keep expectations down and they want to go about their work quietly.

“We are no different but I am also an honest person and I do believe that if you can get results all the way along you will gain confidence.

“We do go out, even in pre-season games, to win.”

Worcester have started with a back three in their past two games but Vincent admitted they may change their formation against Dudley.

“We switched from 3-5-2 to 4-3-3 in the second half on Saturday and that had an impact as we scored five goals,” Vincent said.

“It may have been down to an element of tiredness from the other team but we thought we did really well.

“Although I am a new coach I am pretty old school with my mentality that it is just 11 vs 11.

“I understand there are tactical elements to every game but ultimately the players have to perform in the system that you set them out in.

“So far they have done that and they have taken things on board.

“Maybe some players have been played slightly out of position but they have taken to it, given us 100 per cent and actually performed really well.

“We will look at a different formation again. But we are confident that we have got the players in the dressing room to be adaptable.

“They are enjoying it at the moment and so am I.”