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City kick off New Year with trip to Hednesford

Worcester Editorial 31st Dec, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

WORCESTER City kick-off their 2015 football action tomorrow (Thursday) with a tricky trip to Hednesford Town.

The Blue and Whites travel to Staffordshire for the second time in just four days having been beaten 1-0 by Tamworth on Sunday (December 28).

This will be City’s fifth game in just 12 days, that run including the Boxing Day meeting between these two sides which was controversially abandoned with just 15 minutes remaining.

Referee Andy Hendley deemed the snow and rain had affected the Aggborough pitch too much for the game continue, despite the fact the Pitmen were leading 3-0 at that point.

With Worcester’s eight league game unbeaten run coming to an end at Tamworth, Carl Heeley will be keen for his side to avoid back-to-back league defeats for the first time since the end of September.

Nathan Vaughan (groin), Shabir Khan (sickness) and Danny Jackman (knee) all missed out in the defeat to the Lamb’s, but Heeley was confident all three would be back in contention for the trip to Keys Park.

In contrast to Worcester’s busy schedule, Hednesford haven’t completed a full 90 minutes since their 2-1 success against Gainsborough Trinity on December 12.

Their festive fixture with Gloucester City had to be put back for a frozen pitch, which followed on from the Aggborough controversy.

Tom Thorley will again be in line to face his former club but top-scorer, and former Worcester man, Danny Glover has departed Town and joined Stockport County.

City’s last trip to Hednesford ended in a resounding 4-0 defeat.

Following the Tamworth defeat, Heeley said: “Our boys should have a point to prove after today, irrespective of what happened (at Aggborough).

“Today and Boxing Day we haven’t been good enough and the little things that cost you games of football have cost us and I want to see an improvement, and they have been told that.

“We have played some high pressure games but at times you have to play with the last couple of inches in your head and think about things and not do stupid things like we have done today.

“We have to cut that out of our game and that has to start at Hednesford.”

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