Sholing Preview

Steve Carley in the Worcester News wrote this preview today about the trip to Southampton tomorrow.

Evesham United manager Paul West has warned his players against taking anything for granted at basement boys Sholing tomorrow (3pm).

United were buoyed by salvaging a 2-2 Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South and West draw at promotion-hopefuls Tiverton Town last Saturday when Jamie Hyde grabbed a last-minute leveller.

But West knows Sholing will be no pushovers, particularly as the Southampton outfit, who drew 2-2 at fifth-placed Merthyr Town on Tuesday, have eight games in hand due to cup competitions and postponements.

The Evesham United boss said: “Everybody goes out to win games but we have to be realistic. We just want to have a positive outlook.

“They are going to be a tough side but all I am asking the players to do is put performances in.”

West added: “If they do that the results, more often than not, will go the way you want them to.

“We look forward to it with a bit of confidence after Saturday and getting a late equaliser. We can build on that.”

Former Leamington midfielder Sam Adkins is set to continue after making his debut last weekend and right-back Jared Wilson could return after two months on the sidelines with an ankle injury.

Midfielder Simon Fitter starts a three-match ban following his red card against Taunton, while striker Carl Brown serves a one-game suspension for two yellow cards.

The match is subject to a 9.30am pitch inspection.