WORCESTER City’s George Forsyth reckons derogatory comments about the Midland Football League (MFL) are “unfair”.

Supporters frustrated by results in the build-up to Christmas vented on social media with the MFL referred to as “a pub league full of Sunday morning players” while another argued City “may as well pack it all in” after losing to Stourport Swifts on Boxing Day.

The players did what they could to lift the gloom by winning 2-0 at Coventry United last Saturday with Forsyth keen to extol the virtues of step five football.

“It is a crazy league, really,” said Forsyth.

“It is mix and match. There is a lot of money about and players drop down to play in it.

“My reasons were different. I needed to play football, I had only made around 50 appearances by the time I was 20 and have doubled that by coming here.

“It is a good standard. I played next to Mat Birley on Saturday who had a great career, there are some very good talented players with that pedigree in the league and we have a lot to offer ourselves.

“It is not a pub league, it is unfair to say that. There are some good people and players here.

“The best team will be the most settled and best organised. We have to work on those things but Saturday was a good start. Now we have to build.

“Looking back at our 17-match unbeaten run, we have to go again.

“It is a tough task and we cannot get carried away but I believe we have to put together six or seven wins, that’s the only way we are going to climb back up the table.

“We have to take it a game at a time, try to put together that kind of run bit by bit and see where it takes us.

"If we can put together a run other teams might drop points and who knows where we might end up?”

The next Premier Division game for eighth-placed City is at home to Walsall Wood on Saturday, January 12.