ROYAL Wootton Bassett boss Rich Hunter says he will field a strong side against Kidlington Reserves in the Floodlit Cup in a bid to install some confidence into his players.

The Hellenic League Premier Division side had a tricky week last week, which saw them beaten 5-0 at home by Oxford City Nomads, before being held to a frustrating 1-1 by Fairford Town on Saturday.

Those results mean Bassett have won twice in their last five outings across all contests and their initial defeat to Brimscombe & Thrupp a fortnight ago signalled an end to their nine-game winning streak which stretched back to early September.

The Bassett boss admits he would like to see his side string another run together and is looking to get the ball rolling with tonight’s home cup clash.

“I wouldn’t really say we are having a wobble, I know we got beaten by Oxford City Nomads last Wednesday, but they were a very good side,” he added.

“It’s been frustrating because we have had a fantastic run, but we haven’t really been firing on all cylinders of late.

“The quality is still there and at the weekend we could have been seven or eight up, but we didn’t take our chances.”

Their opponents ply their trade in the Hellenic League Division One West, but Hunter insists he expects solid performance from his side.

“It’s a nice cup competition for us, obviously we want to do well in all of the competitions which we play in,” he added.

“I’ll be putting out a strong team and be looking to get back to winning ways because as soon as you start winning and getting confident you get a run going.

“We certainly won’t be target it for granted no matter where they are in their league, we will be the professional side and look to get a result.”

Fellow Hellenic League Premier sides Highworth Town and Fairford Town are also involved in cup action.

Jeff Roberts will hope his side can bounce back from their first defeat of the league season on Saturday, when they host Wellingford Town, while Fairford, who have signed Dan Bailey from Bassett, tackle Longlevens.