BOSS Paul Collicutt wants fans to create a partisan atmosphere as Evesham United bid for their best winning league run since November 2016.

The table-topping Robins seek a sixth straight Southern League Division One South victory at home to Yate Town on Saturday (3pm).

Three points would better the five-match sequence earned at the end of last season but there is still some way to go to improve on the maximum yield from 11 matches between September 17 and November 26 2016.

Something will have to give against a Yate side yet to be beaten in the league but Collicutt is relishing the challenge.

“Yate look to play football in the right way and will be a very difficult nut to crack,” he said.

“That said, we could not wish to go into this one in a better frame of mind and having as many people as possible there to back the players would be a huge benefit. In my eyes the lads thoroughly deserve it.

“We have to be as positive as we can in our home performances. That is one thing I keep plugging away at the lads about.

“Our home form will be make or break this season. It is up to us to take the initiative, we have to be looking to stay on the front foot. I would like to think we have done that in the first two home games but there should be no resting on a good start."

Collicutt anticipates picking a similar squad to Saturday’s 3-1 win at AFC Totton with Nathan Summers completing a three-match ban this weekend and Liam Harding making a temporary switch to Bishop’s Cleeve.

“Liam is very much a part of our plans,” said Collicutt.

“He is Evesham through and through, turning down Swindon Supermarine over the summer.

“With it being Cleeve, it is handy for him and for me because I can get down there and have a look if they play in midweek.

“He has had a nasty injury and perhaps he tried to come back a bit too soon. There were one or two repercussions with his good knee but he had the all clear to play again on Thursday of last week.

“It is a case of getting him some minutes and we will assess the situation as we go along.”