WORCESTER City's title credentials will be put to the test this weekend as they make the trip to Swindon to face an in-form Royal Wootton Bassett Town side.

Bassett are flying high in third in the Hellenic League Premier and a recent run of just one defeat in 10 has put them on the tails of both City and current league leaders Corsham Town.

The hosts on Saturday are just four points behind City, albeit having played three games more, but they are only six points off Corsham with a game in hand, so they could yet be a title contender, especially if they were to inflict just a second defeat of the league season on Chris Cornes' men.

And City will be making the trip to a ground which has proved to be a bit of a fortress in 23/24. Bassett's unbeaten league run at home was only ended by Highworth Town at the end of December and over the course of the season, they have dropped just nine points at home.

As for most teams, the prospect of facing Cornes' title favourites is the ultimate challenge but Bassett boss Sam Collier insisted his side "are not here to make the numbers up, we want to win".

"We know what they are about, they are a very strong, powerful side with lots of players that are probably too good for this level," said Collier.

"They have a great management group and are obviously chasing the title, still in the Vase and in both cups so we know it is going to be difficult

"But we are third in the table, we are not here to make the numbers up, we want to win the game. If we can't win it then we want to try and get a point out of it."

Whilst it will be a proper test for City, they go into the game with an unbeaten away record this season and have dropped just two points on their travels. They are on a current run of five wins in a row in all competitions - three in the league - and had the luxury of resting a few key players in mid-week.

City beat Cheltenham Saracens 4-2 in the Wiseman Lighting Floodlit Cup and the likes of Haydn Whitcombe, Logan Stoddart, Elliot Keightley, Liam Lockett and Dylan Hart were rested or used from the bench.

So Cornes' men should be well rested for what looks set to be a mouth-watering top-of-the-table clash.