MIDFIELDER Aaron Birch will be back for Worcester City's home league clash with Boldmere St Michaels on Saturday (3pm).

Birch donned the captain's armband and stood out in City’s opening two outings before being away for Sunday’s 4-1 win over Stone Old Alleynians in the FA Cup.

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Manager Ashley Vincent is hopeful Adam Osbourne will be well enough to return from an infection affecting his face and neck with Demetri Brown and Liam Lockett set to be the subjects of pre-match checks on knocks.

"The squad is in good shape," said Vincent. 

"A couple of the boys should be back that were missing at the weekend, particularly those with knocks that just needed that bit of rest. 

"We are hopeful all of the injured lads should be fine."

Craig Jones is still absent but should be available for the midweek trip to Long Eaton United, while Kurtis Mewies could miss out as City look to manage a calf strain.