HIGHWORTH Town manager John Fisher says business will come before pleasure at the weekend as his current side takes on one of his former clubs.

Fisher used to play for recently relegated Basingstoke Town, but now manages the Worthians and will be looking for three points against his old friends.

This weekend’s visitors are currently bottom of the Southern League Division One South table on points having had a point deducted for fielding an ineligible player.

Keen to pile on the misery for his old club, Fisher says Highworth need the points to emerge from their own little rut of poor form.

He said: “I played for Basingstoke for four years, so it will be nice to see a few old faces this weekend.

“But, we’ll be looking to pick up three points as much as they will.

“They’ll be wanting to scrap for every point possible as they’re at the bottom end of the table at the moment.

“It’s the same for ourselves. As much as it will be nice to see a few old faces, we do have a job to do.

“The people around the club are much the same, so I’m looking forward to seeing those behind the scenes.

“It will be a lot nicer if we pick up three points.”

Since taking over the club at the start of the year, Fisher and co-boss Ross Adams have overseen one win, one draw and two defeats.

The two defeats have come in the last two fixtures, but Fisher believes if his players show him the same endeavour that has been displayed in recent weeks, the club will pick up plenty more points before the end of the season.

He said: “It’s a steep learning curve for me. But I asked the lads to work hard and put a shift in week in, week out.

“So far, they’ve done that – I can’t fault it. We’ve lost our last two, but we deserved some points from those defeats.

“We’re confident that between now and the end of the season we will win more games than we lose.”