WORCESTER City will be looking to ease their home hoodoo with the visit of Stalybridge Celtic to the Victoria Ground.
Carl Heeley’s men welcome the lowly North West side to Bromsgrove on Saturday (3pm), having won just once at their new, adopted Bromsgrove home since August.
But the Blue and Whites face a Celtic side who sit 21st in the Vanarama National League North have won just twice in 13 league games and scored nine goals all season while shipping 31 goals at the wrong end.
Heeley said he was hoping for some home comfort after a disappointing run which has led to the faithful venting their anger at the end of the 3-0 defeat to Brackley in the FA Cup two weeks ago.
“The crowd are getting frustrated and some of the comments you hear don’t particularly help. They are the same comments I have heard for 20 years,” he said.
“Sometimes you want to turn round and say ‘will you please put as much energy into getting behind the team?’.
“It’s either like a morgue or you can hear moaning and it’s not helpful. They had a right to be disappointed and moan against Brackley in the Cup because we were weren’t at the races.
“We are struggling here, we are certainly better away from home passing the ball but other teams aren’t struggling to pass the ball on here but we have done it sporadically but not well enough.”
City go into the game after a tough, bruising encounter with Boston United as the two Vanarama National League North rivals cancelled each other out for a 0-0 draw.
Lee Hughes came the closest for the Blue and Whites but he dragged his effort wide and the stalemate left City 16th in the table.
Winger Micah Evans made his debut in their clash after signing from cash-stapped AFC Telford United and Heeley hopes the addition of the pacy winger, who spent time on loan at City in 2014/15, will add more depth in the wide areas.