Tiverton Town Preview

Steve Carley of the Worcester News wrote the following preview.

Manager Paul West says Evesham United are a long way off challenging for promotion.

The Robins head to fourth-placed Tiverton Town tomorrow (3pm) sitting 13th in Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South and West, six points adrift of the play-offs.

But West, whose side has lost its last two matches against Taunton and Shortwood, reckons there is plenty of work to do.

“We haven’t got a divine right to win this league off the back of a relegation,” he said. “What is clear to me as a manager who has won this league and knows what it takes is we are a long way from getting a team to that standard.

“It’s about rolling our sleeves up and realising where we are as a team at this stage of the season.”

West is struggling to bolster his squad with striker Carl Brown and midfielder Simon Fitter having suspensions looming.

He admitted: “It’s like going Christmas shopping at the moment but the shops are closed.”

Striker Roland Agbor (broken wrist) misses out.