Whitchurch coach Scott Sturdy admits the team's 43-5 defeat at resurgent Worcester was a "reality check" after such an excellent season in Midlands 1 West.

The depleted Reds conceded seven tries in suffering their heaviest loss of the campaign, and now look certain to finish fourth after chances of runners-up faded in emphatic fashion.

They now host impressive champions Bromsgrove in their last home game on Saturday, and Sturdy is looking for a positive response.

"Last week was a reality check as we have pretty well had things all our own way this season," he said.

"It was a poor day, but we now need to regroup as we don't want to end up on the wrong end of another score like that in our last home game.

"We are taking on the champions, it's also the club's vice presidents lunch, so we want to put on a good display.

"There is not a lot to play for now in terms of league positions but, having done so well this season, it would be disappointing if we fall away in the last few games.

"It looks like we'll finish fourth now, which is a fantastic effort in our first season back in this division.

"This is the best season in the league since I have been at the club. We have shown we are getting better, but the big challenge will be to improve on that next season."

Steve Bloore, Matt Davies, Darren Blackhurst, Jack Furnvival, Joe Mullock, Mike Gardiner and Tom Davies are all set to return to boost the Reds' ranks this weekend.

"It is good to have so many players back who did not play against Worcester," he added.