JOINT-boss John Snape wants Worcester City to rediscover their mean streak – and could ring the changes to find it.

Having been beaten twice by an uncompromising Highgate United outfit on the past two Saturdays, City will look to bounce back in the heat of a derby tussle with Stourport Swifts tomorrow (3pm).

Much has been made of Highgate's approach but Snape was keen to avoid excuses for the FA Vase exit followed by lost ground in the Midland League Premier Division promotion race.

But while Snape wants to see a more "streetwise" City cross the white line in the build up to festive fixtures against Bromsgrove Sporting, he insisted that would not mean stifling his side's attacking instincts.

“We haven’t had a settled side and there could be one or two changes this weekend because of the results,” said Snape.

“We are in the results business, we are all quite aware of that. In the home game against Highgate, we tried to play some attractive and offensive football.

“People make a lot of certain things but we have the best defensive record in the league. Not winning is tough, sometimes you deserve what you get and in the past two games we have perhaps been guilty of not being streetwise enough.

“Getting back that element will be important on Saturday but that won’t take anything from our offensive play and wanting to score goals, which we have done quite consistently across the season so far.

“I don’t think Highgate wanted it more, they just knew how to do what they wanted to more than we did.. Collectively, we were short in terms of winning back the ball in good areas and they managed to, which was important on a tricky pitch.

“They put the ball in certain places and got there with that bit of extra knowhow. I expect to see from us.

“I don’t want to see our players surrounding referees or anything like that, we just have to get on with it. I am not saying the officials have been great at times but we have to be bigger than that and move on."

  •  Calum Harper (2), Ethan Moran (2), Miles Simpson (2), Emils Fedetovs and Riley Keasey got on the score sheet as City maintained top spot in Midland League Under-21 West with an 8-0 win at Wychall Wanderers on Saturday.

Among the starters was first-team left-back Aaron Griffiths with Worcester currently two points clear of second-placed Boldmere St Michaels under-21s with a game in hand.

City defend their position with a home game against their Continental Star counterparts at Claines Lane tomorrow (10.30).