Worcester City boss Chris Cornes believes the colossal performances of club captain Aaron Roberts has been a key factor in his side's recent upturn in form.

The skipper headed home the only goal on Saturday as City made it three wins on the trot in the Midland Football League Premier away at Tividale. 

READ MORE | Roberts' headers hands City third consecutive league win 

READ MORE | Billingham scores sensational volley as Raiders beat Mangotsfield at Sixways

The 1-0 victory was also City third consecutive clean sheet and Cornes was keen to heap the praise on his club captain.

"He was superb out there today (Saturday)," said Cornes.

"It’s so refreshing for me to see him back to his best and doing what he does best, leading the team magnificently. 

"I feel like after his ban earlier in the season he was slightly short of match fitness, but today (Saturday) was probably his best performance of the season so far. He must have won 40 headers!"

Cornes, who has had to weather a few storms since his appointment in November, was keen to bask in the afterglow of yet another brilliant team performance.

"Early on I feel like we were good going forward but struggling defensively," Cornes admitted.

"Now that we have decided to be more solidified as a unit and keep it tight and I think it’s worked really well.

"Stodds (Jordan Stoddart) has been good recently but with his suspension CJ (Connor Jakeways) came in and partnered Robbo (Roberts), despite it not being his natural position I thought he was superb and it’s a testament to his character that he’s come in from the cold really and done so well.

"Dan Ojokie too, he was excellent and has been in this recent winning run, so it’s just great to see the team gelling as well as it is currently."

READ MORE | Scotland winger and former Warriors scores stunning Six Nations try

The Worcester gaffer seems to have turned things around in the last two weeks and City can begin to start looking up the table rather than behind them.

But he was also keen to show his appreciation to the supporters, who have spent the last five matches on the road.

"The fans have been through the mill this year but they’ve stuck with us and ultimately they deserve days like today," Cornes added.

"We had a bit of stick after the first four defeats and I think we expected that, the fans expect us to win every game, I knew it (the winning run) was coming, I believe in myself and back my abilities to perform.

"Maybe we could have developed an identity earlier on in my reign but I think we were lacking in personnel, which caused us to struggle at times. With lads like Lorcan Sheehan and Haydn Whitcombe coming into the group we’ve already got it’s fantastic.

"As a fan you want to see your team running through brick walls for the badge and I think with these groups of players we’ve got that now."