AARON Griffiths is closing in on a dual-registration deal with Bewdley Town in a bid to get his Worcester City career back on track.

The left-back, who rejected a move to a rival club from City's division two weeks ago, trained with the Ribbesford Meadow outfit on Thursday and could feature in tomorrow's West Midlands (Regional) League clash with Stone Old Alleynians.

Should Griffiths agree terms, he would be eligible to represent either club at any given time but Bewdley will take priority for at least one month.

The former Halesowen Town and Stourbridge defender accumulated 15 appearances having signed at the start of the season but has not featured in City's past five outings.

Two appearances for the high-flying under-21 side followed but Griffiths this week requested the opportunity to boost his match fitness with some senior football.

"We have a gentleman's agreement that he stays there for a month due to the fact Aaron needs game time," said joint-boss John Snape. "He trained there on Thursday with a view to starting this weekend should he agree terms.

"On Tuesday, Aaron and I had a heart to heart. He wanted to know where he stood after working his way towards the 16-man squad.

"His effort in training and for the under-21s cannot be faulted but there has been fierce competition for places and to get fully up to speed, we recognised he needs to be playing.

"He will get that at Bewdley with a fair few games in midweek as well. When he doesn't train there, he will be working with us."

But Snape was quick to insist the switch did not spell the end of Griffiths's Victoria Ground career.

"Aaron has a lovely left foot, can pick a pass and has shown how hard he is prepared to work. As a senior player he has been a great help to our younger lads when with the under-21 set-up but he wants to be playing senior games.

"Football changes every day so we will keep reviewing things as the month goes by but we know he has the ability to have a role with us going forward."

The rest of City's squad have been granted a rare weekend off following the postponement of tomorrow's trip to Stourport Swifts, which has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 12.

"We follow it up with three games in eight days from next Saturday and then hit the Christmas period. It is a good chance for the lads to get some rest in," said Snape.

"The AFC Wulfrunians game is being covered but don't be surprised if you see me and Lee Hughes (joint-manager) on the sidelines there too."