Coach Scott Sturdy admits Whitchurch's strong run of form in the Midlands 1 West will be put to the test when they make Saturday's testing trip to Worcester.

The Reds are going great guns, with their 43-12 win at Sutton Coldfield keeping them joint third, and just one point off the play-off place.

But standing in their way this weekend will be a Worcester side who have stormed up to seventh in the table with an 86-12 victory over struggling Malvern.

Whitchurch's cause is not helped with a number of players missing, and Sturdy anticipates a tough excursion as the team chase a fifth straight win, and 19th of a successful campaign.

"Worcester are in a rich vein of form, they have won five of their last six, and it's going to be a challenging afternoon," he said.

"Having 10 or 11 players missing is not going to help us, and will be a test for the depth of our squad. We were average in the first half against Sutton Coldfield, but average will not be good enough against Worcester. We will have to be very good in both halves if we are go come away with a win."

Jake Rees, Mike Oakden and Tom Hollins are all doubts along with Matt Owen, while Joe Mullock and Tom Davies are unavailable.

After tackling Worcester on Saturday, the Reds entertain champions Bromsgrove in their last home game.