BATTERED Worcester City have injury doubts over a “high percentage” of their players for tonight’s league trip to Romulus (7.45pm).

City got knocked out of the Buildbase FA Vase fifth round last week after two bruising games with Atherstone Town.

And the squad is feeling the effects despite Saturday’s Midland Football League Premier Division home game with Tividale being postponed due to a waterlogged Victoria Ground pitch.

There should be no such problems with rain tonight as fifth-placed Romulus play on a 3G surface at Birmingham’s Castle Vale Stadium.

But manager Ashley Vincent is already without the injured Chris Withington and fellow midfielder Kurtis Mewies begins a four-match ban after being sent off in the first game at Atherstone.

And he said: “We are checking on five or six players for tonight. We have been nursing a few bodies after a tough week.

“In two years at Worcester this is the one game where we are unsure about a high percentage of the boys.

“But we had four or five with knocks during the Vase games and people have seen what they are willing to do.

“The players will give us whatever they have got. I am not going to put their health at risk though.”

City beat Romulus 3-0 at the Victoria Ground on December 11 but their opponents can boast a five-match unbeaten run ahead of the return match with 10 wins from 13 home games.

Vincent recalled: “We played really well on the night. Romulus still showed what a dangerous side they can be but we were ruthless in front of goal.

“Their recent results have been good and this is a strong league. They have done very well all season.

“We have got to try to impose ourselves on the game, take our chances and get over a disappointing week.

“Football doesn’t stop and you can move on pretty quickly to the next thing. We really need to put it to bed (the Vase exit).

“We want to have a good finish to the season. We can’t look at last Wednesday (the Atherstone defeat) as an all-or-nothing game and have the next nine weeks with nothing to play for.

“We’ve got to go out every week and give it our best, try to improve and finish as high as we can.

“If we can influence the promotion race on the way then that’s what we will do.

“We’re not here to do anyone any favours.”

Every other game in the division on Saturday was also postponed including Romulus’ scheduled visit to Long Eaton United.

Eleventh-placed City have lost just once in the last five away games in all competitions.