WORCESTER City will be looking to secure their first victory of the calendar year tomorrow (Sunday) when they welcome promotion-hopefuls Guiseley to Aggborough.
The Blue and Whites held out for a 0-0 draw at Hednesford Town on New Year’s Day, but will be hoping for better against the side currently third in the Conference North.
City’s festive programme saw them drift away from play-off contention after they were given a reprieve following the Boxing Day postponement against Hednesford, which they trailed 3-0, they then lost away at in-form Tamworth before the stalemate against the Pitmen.
Having failed to hit the back of the net in almost 350 minutes of league and cup action, Carl Heeley will be looking to ten-goal Sean Geddes and striker Daniel Nti, who has nine strikes to his name, to fire them back into the play-off mix.
Nathan Vaughan (groin) has missed the previous two outings but could be fit for the encounter, while Shabir Khan also hobbled off during the New Year’s Day draw.
A win could lift Worcester back up to seventh, if results go their way, and they will be hoping to continue their fine home form into the turn of the year after losing only one league game at Aggborough in 2014.
The game also puts to an end City’s gruelling run of six ties in just 15 days.
Title-chasing Guiseley go into the game having lost only once in their last nine outings, that against second-placed Barrow, and having won three of the previous four.
They head to Kidderminster on the back of a thumping 4-2 victory against local rivals Harrogate Town with top scorer Adam Boyes looking to add to his 12-goal tally.
Steve Kittrick’s men secured a 1-0 win over Worcester at Nethermoor Park back in August thanks to a first-half Danny Forrest header.
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