CITY'S boss wants his players to shake off any "ill-feeling" from the weekend defeat to Heather St John's as Worcester travel to Tividale in the Midland League Premier Division tonight (7.45pm).

The 1-0 loss was worsened by the unsavoury scenes at the final whistle as Heather players celebrated their victory at the Victoria Ground on Saturday. The win lifted the visitors to joint top of the table and left City licking their wounds.

Manager Ashley Vincent is keen for the team to move on from the disappointment, starting tonight as they face lowly Tividale in the league.

It kicks off a big week for the club as City travel to Atherstone Town in their mouthwatering round-of-16 fixture in the FA Vase on Saturday but Vincent emphasised that the focus is very much on the job in hand tonight.

"We have to take each game on its own merit," he said.

"I don’t want us to get carried away with this cup run so all focus is now on tonight for us then we will go onto the weekend.

"It’s a chance to knock any ill-feeling from the weekend’s game.

"The boys need some confidence after Saturday and tonight will provide them with a chance to move on from all that went with it.

"Tonight is the best way to prepare for the weekend and that’s how we are seeing it.

"It will be a chance for some players to stake a claim for being selected for the Vase game."

City now sit 13th in the table after a third defeat to Heather this season and Vincent admits that his players will need to find the quality that was lacking on Saturday if they are to bounce back with three points.

Worcester won 1-0 at Tividale in the League Cup third round just two weeks ago thanks to Sean Brain's penalty.

But the game was best remembered for City fan Rich Widdowson taking over as assistant referee when man-in-the-middle Charlie Dickens went down injured with 10 minutes to play, preventing the tie from being abandoned.

Vincent continued: "We couldn’t find that bit of quality to get a goal (against Heather) and credit to them, they found a way and took the three points back home.

"It wasn’t a great spectacle and I think the boys got caught up in it a little bit. But I don’t have a group of players that don’t try.

"Tividale is a tough place to go, I think it will be a different game to the cup game we played against them.

"The surface there is difficult so it’s about finding those bits of quality but it’s the same for both teams."

Full-back Luke English is expected to return to the starting side for the game after missing out at the weekend due to an outside commitment.

Vincent also confirmed that forward Jordan Harrison was due to train last night after sitting out of Saturday's game due to illness.

City will be without midfielder Chris Withington as he continues to struggle with an ankle injury.

He will be reassessed ahead of the Vase clash.