Fightback can be a springboard says Heeley

By Tim Clarke Friday 23 November 2012 Updated: 25/11 22:45

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WORCESTER City manager Carl Heeley hopes his side can use their thrilling fightback at Guiseley as a springboard for success during a tough-looking December.

The City boss was delighted at the spirit shown by his players as they battled back from 3-0 down in Yorkshire on Tuesday night to earn a 3-3 draw against their play-off rivals who finished the game with nine men.

A brace from Mike Symons and a further strike from Greg Mills completed the remarkable turnaround which earned City a precious point to move them up to fourth in Blue Square Bet North.

Worcester have a break from action this weekend ahead of a difficult-looking few weeks which includes a trip to promotion favourites Chester a week on Saturday before the visit of FC Halifax Town and Bradford Park Avenue.

But Heeley believes Tuesday’s heroics demonstrates his side can compete with their strongest rivals.

“Any team that comes back from 3-0 down deserves massive credit and it epitomises the spirit we have got,” he said.

“But to do it at such a super side like Guiseley was fantastic and if it had gone on much longer we would have won it. We have to use this as a springboard now as the next few weeks will be a real test of where we are at.”

Heeley said this weekend's break from action had come at the ideal time for his squad which has been ravaged by injuries in recent weeks.

Strikers Danny Glover (Achilles) and Mike Taylor (hamstring) should both be back in contention for the Chester game while Shabir Khan will return from international duty with Pakistan.

But defender Stuart Whitehead is not expected to be fit after tearing a quad muscle during last weekend's draw with Workington.

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