HIGHWORTH Town co-manager John Fisher is hoping history repeats itself when his team take on play-off-chasing Evesham United at the Save on Tyres Stadium this Saturday.

Fisher was not in charge of the Worthians when the two played each other in November – the game ended in a 2-2 draw – but has seen several extremely encouraging performances against the top sides since taking charge.

Victory over Slimbridge was arguably the highlight of Fisher and Ross Adams’ initial nine-game tenure, but Town have also drawn against Cirencester Town and Winchester City since the turn of the year.

Discussing the dangers that upcoming opponents Evesham will pose, Fisher argued that his side can deal with anything thrown at them and retaliate with a higher standard of play.

He said: “You know what you’re going to get with Evesham, they’re very consistent each year and are usually in or around the play-offs.

“They will be a tough test for us, but it’s the type of game that will suit us.

“It’s clear to me that the better the team we play, the better we perform. Hopefully, that will be the case.

“We have raised our game for the better teams.”

Following this game at the weekend, Highworth have a fairly straightforward run in with just one midweek game to come on Wednesday March 4.

With the chances of making the play-offs are all but gone now, Fisher said he and Adams will use the occasional fixture between now and the campaign’s end to blood in some talented youngsters ready for next season.

He said: “In terms of the squad, we have added to it to ensure we have something different about our game.

“We’re not going to make wholesale changes, though we might look at a couple of the younger lads from the reserves between now and the end of the season to see if they’re capable of stepping up.

“We’ll make changes each week to give every player a fair crack of the whip.

“Come the end of the season, we will need to sit down and decide where we want the squad to go.”