CHRIS Smith is set to be banned for Worcester City's next home league game following a fixture change.

The City captain was sent off for a professional foul eight minutes before half-time in Saturday's 1-1 draw against Barrow.

He was originally expected to miss the Worcestershire FA Senior Cup match against tenants Evesham United on Tues-day, December 18.

However, City have filled their free date on Saturday, December 15, with a match against Boston United at St George's Lane.

The fixture, already moved once to accommodate the end-of-season play-offs, was due to be played on April 21, but has been switched to Saturday week because both sides are out of the FA Trophy.

It means Smith will now serve his one-game suspension against the Pilgrims, but City have avoided having to wait until Boxing Day to play at home again in Blue Square North.