Worcester
City bid to keep play-off dream alive

By Tim Clarke 20/04 Updated: 25/04 13:56

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WORCESTER CITY manager Carl Heeley says his side have nothing to lose as they look to upset the odds and sneak into the Blue Square Bet North play-offs.

City head into their penultimate league clash at third placed Gainsborough Trinity tomorrow (Saturday) knowing nothing less than victory will do if they are to stay in the play-off race and bridge the four point gap between themselves and the top five.

Heeley's men have to win both their remaining games and hope other results go in their favour with AFC Halifax and Nuneaton enjoying a four point cushion and vastly superior goal difference.

But a win over Trinity tomorrow would close the gap between the two sides to just three points and give City a chance to overturn Gainsborough's goal difference, which is six better than Worcester's, ahead of the final weekend.

"When you look at the table we know for absolute certain if we win on Saturday it goes to the last game of the season irrespective of what the likes of Halifax and Nuneaton do," he said.

"If we beat Gainsborough we can still catch them and our aim has to be to go there and win the game. While we are still in with a shout we will go for it. We have nothing to lose."

Michael Taylor (ankle), Matt Birley (leg) and Dwayne Samuels (flu) are all doubtful for the trip while keeper Jimmy Dormand will definitely miss out with a groin strain.

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