"WE just want the best for this football club," said stand-in captain Aaron Roberts following his side's 4-1 derby win over Stourport Swifts.

Roberts has taken the armband in the absence of the injured Craig Jones, who suffered a serious injury in the win over Racing Club Warwick earlier this month.

But Roberts, speaking to the Worcester News after the win over Stourport, says he and Jones will continue to work together despite the latter being out of action.

"Me and Jonah (Craig Jones) have racked up 300/400 games together so it's natural for us to lead," he said.

"We have a really good relationship on and off the pitch and we talk football a lot and both of us just want the best for this football club and even though he's injured, he is still going to play a big part for us. But the sooner he is back, the better.

"For me personally, I always try and lead, sometimes maybe overdo it and the lads might get sick of me going on and on but it's the kind of player I am."

On the Stourport win, Roberts said a big win was always going to come at some point given the amount of chances City have been creating in previous games.

"We have had the chances all season to score four or five but it hasn't quite clicked for some reason and the chances have not been falling to the strikers," he added.

"But tonight (Wednesday) the partnership between the strikers was phenomenal, and Stourport just couldn't cope and the goals were all high quality."

City conceded early after a big mistake from 'keeper Brendon Bunn but Roberts praised the character of his side to not let it affect them, like it might in the past.

"In seasons gone by if we were to concede that kind of goal, the confidence and heads would go down," he admitted.

"But in fairness to Brendon, he has puffed his chest out and took it on the chin and the lads have dug him out but I am sure he will dig us out at some point."