TWO out of three ain’t bad for Pershore Town – but boss Les Jones expects Worcester Raiders to come at them like a bat out of hell on Saturday (3pm).

Town will look to collect a third set of local bragging rights inside eight days having belied recent injury misfortune to win 3-0 at Littleton in the West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division followed by Tuesday’s 3-1 success over Studley in the Worcestershire Senior Cup.

“I am really pleased for the lads and delighted with the results but the tough ones come thick and fast now with Raiders coming here on Saturday,” said Jones.

“A lot of the lads from both teams play Sunday football together and we know it will be a typical derby.”

The upturn in fortunes has come despite goalkeeper Matt Gwynne, captain Shaun Griffiths, Ben Lane, Steve Webb and Tom Harding being on the treatment table with Umit Eminoglu also absent.

Jones acted swiftly to draft in full-back James Unwin and midfielder Dan Tustin on dual registration from Gloucester City and Evesham United respectively and both impressed in midweek.

Frontrunner Charlie Anagho-Ntamark is also back having received international clearance after a spell in Canada, scoring on Tuesday, with Jones confident Webb and Eminoglu will return for this weekend's league action.

“It has taken a month to get Charlie back, he has only been able to train in that time but we are pleased to have him involved again and the other lads on board,” added Jones.

“We had seven out for the FA Vase replay against Malvern so you need a big squad to get through. Selection will be difficult when we have everyone back but you need that depth of quality.

“Hopefully we will have three or four players back for Saturday but we won’t know until we put one or two through fitness tests on the day.”

The clash is a home fixture for Raiders but has been reversed to Pershore with development work ongoing at Claines Lane.