THE return of Garyn Preen will give Evesham United a “much-needed lift” at home to relegation-threatened Slimbridge tomorrow (3pm).

The ex-Wales under 19 international has left Hungerford Town and goes into the Robins squad for the Southern League Division One South and West tussle.

Play-off chasing United are without a win in four matches and have slipped to fourth in the table.

Injuries and suspension have hit the Robins’ squad.

“Garyn enjoyed a loan spell with us in December and January and we are delighted he has become an Evesham United player,” said manager Paul Collicutt.

“I believe he had a falling out with Hungerford last week and left the club.

“After a difficult and frustrating week for us he will give everyone at Evesham a much-needed lift.”

Evesham’s Archie Haskayne starts a three-match ban after his dismissal in the 4-1 drubbing at Winchester City.

Collicutt is sweating over the fitness of strike duo Lance Smith and Adam Mann as well as Jordan Bryan who picked up injuries last Saturday.

“Lewis Binns, Paul Fahy and Linden Dovey are all among those injured, while Brad Gray has just finished a course of antibiotics after an infection,” he said.

“It has been a frustrating and difficult week and 3pm tomorrow can’t come quickly enough.

“Quite a few players will have fitness tests and I expect some to be on the treatment table until just before kick-off.

“Last weekend’s result hurt my staff and I. We must be as positive as we can in the next 11 games because we need to be fighting for the play-offs.”