MANAGER John Snape is preparing to make “some tough decisions” on players’ futures as Worcester City head into their final four games of the season.

Bromsgrove-based Worcester play host to Coventry Sphinx tonight (7.45pm) and Dunkirk on Saturday (3pm).

They will then visit Westfields on Bank Holiday Monday (3pm) before tackling Highgate United at the Victoria Ground on Saturday, April 27 (3pm).

With City down in 12th position in the Midland League Premier Division, Snape says he will use the next four fixtures to run the rule over his squad.

“We want to finish the season strongly but some tough decisions need to be made on players and there are four opportunities left for them to secure a place next season,” Snape said.

“I have been honest with all of them. The priority is to win those four games but we want to give opportunities.

“With the amount of games we have got over the next 11 days I expect to pick up a few knocks and bumps on the harder ground.

“But it will be a chance for people to shine. We will definitely look at rotating the side and I think it’s important that we do that.”

Snape admitted he would be focusing his attention on City’s attackers and defenders who have struggled at times this term.

“Some of (the youngsters) have been lucky and have had lots of minutes this season,” Snape said.

“Josh Willis has picked up an abductor injury that has laid him low which is a shame. But Ethan Moran and Joe Bates are fit.

“There are a few young lads at the top end of the pitch like Jordan (Harrison), Kyonn (Evans) and (James) Lemon but we have not scored enough goals.

“It is the two 18-yard boxes where I think we will be focusing on especially in the next four games.

“We have not been good enough in those key areas.

“In the in-between bit I think we have been more than good enough.”

Centre-back Jordan Stoddart and striker Dave Reynolds, who are dual-registered with Redditch United and Malvern Town respectively, returned to help City win the Worcestershire FA Senior Urn with a penalty shootout triumph against Studley last week.

The duo are set to be unavailable for Worcester’s clash with Sphinx and defender Callum McFarlane is likely to miss out with a groin issue too.

City have won just two of their past nine league games while Sphinx have recently ended a run of 11 matches without a win.

“They are very strong,” said Snape whose side beat Sphinx 1-0 in August.

“(The last time we played them) it was classed as a very competitive game and I expect no different tonight.

“The pitch will be tricky as the bounce will be harder and the grass is worn.

“But we are looking forward to the game after the cup win and hopefully we will give our home supporters something to cheer about.”