HIGHWORTH Town manager Jeff Roberts has called on his players to step up and take some responsibility as the club aims to arrest its patchy home form against AFC Totton this weekend.

The Worthians welcome a struggling Stags outfit that sit second bottom of the Southern League Division One South table and have won just twice in the league all season.

Highworth have only won once at home in five attempts, though, and Roberts has warned of the confidence Totton will possess after knocking Weston-super-Mare out of the FA Trophy first qualifying round in midweek.

Roberts – who won’t be at the game on Saturday and is leaving his team in the capable hands of former Highworth coach Tony Brown – wants his players to start playing with a greater sense of maturity as they aim to add to the paltry four goals they have managed at the Save on Tyres Stadium this term.

Roberts said: “We need to focus on keeping our shape better, but the players have to take some responsibility in doing that.

“We need to start being more consistent too – we are too much of a hot and cold side.

“Part of the reason for that is that the players’ commitment so far this season hasn’t been at a level that it needs to be.

“We can’t take Totton for granted as they had a great win against Weston recently, so they’ll be full of confidence going into this game.

“But I have full confidence in Tony and the lads to get a result on Saturday.”