Worcester City boss Carl Heeley wants positive response

Worcester City

Worcester City head to FC Halifax Town looking to get their Blue Square Bet North play-off challenge back on track.

City boss Carl Heeley told BBC Hereford & Worcester: "Every game is tough as if you look at Vauxhall Motors last week they were a decent side.

"But I just feel that we shot ourselves in the foot three times and we gifted them three goals."

Meanwhile City have signed Hereford United defender Tyler Weir on loan for the rest of the season.

The 21-year-old had previously been on loan at Gloucester City and played against Heeley's side twice over the festive period.

"We haven't signed Tyler to make up numbers as we are OK," added Heeley. "We have brought him in because we feel he will improve us defensively.

"I haven't finalised yet what team we are going to pick for the Halifax game but he will certainly be in contention."

The arrival of Weir is timely as Heeley feels the reason City are not already in the play-offs is because they have been too easy to score against.

"The goals-against column is the reason why we are not higher in the league and we are greedy - we want to be higher in the table," he said.

"We have got a large chunk of the season to go as we are only just over halfway through.

"If we can tighten up defensively then the 'goals for' will ensure that we do well."

There will be full commentary on FC Halifax Town v Worcester City online on Saturday, 14 January.