ASSISTANT manager Ryan Rowe believes boss Chris Cornes "deserves all the credit"  directed his way on the back of Worcester City's incredible 2023/24 campaign so far.

Cornes missed Tuesday night's 2-1 Hellenic League Premier win at Royal Wootton Bassett Town due to being in Turkey on holiday, leaving Rowe to lead the side with coach Nick Clayton.

The pair, and City, got the job done for their absent boss, who has received widespread praise for the job he has done this season. City remain on track for the quadruple and Rowe was keen to heap further praise on the gaffer.

"The gaffer (Cornes) does everything for the club," said Rowe. "He does everything for the lads. He pays their bar tab, he buys them food after games and at training, he makes it so easy for them."

Like every successful leader, Cornes would not be where he is without a decent number two. Rowe has played his part but he is not one to give himself too much credit.

"I am probably the only person he listens to in football," added Rowe. "He is very strong minded and sometimes I have to pull him in a bit. But he always comes to me for my opinion and I like to think we do it all as a team, as a group.

"But the buck stops with him. If we were doing terribly, he would get the stick so because we are doing so well, he deserves all the credit."

Cornes is flying home early from the beach in order to be on the touchline during Saturday's highly-anticipated Isuzu FA Vase semi-final first-leg, even if the game is massively in doubt after all the rain this week.

City will be hoping that the Claines Lane pitch has survived the conditions, but it looks increasingly likely that the game will be pushed back a week.