GEORGE Loughlin believes his Royal Wootton Bassett side are three or  four wins away from renewing their South West One East status for another year.

Following their comfortable victory over Oxford Harlequins last weekend, Bassett sit eighth in the table with 38 points.

Tomorrow the club have another chance to further cement their position, as they host Witney, who are level on points, but a league spot ahead of the Wiltshire side.

“Our most definite aim is - and our initial aim for the season was - to stay up, which probably means we need another three or four wins,” said Loughlin.

“I think that is our first target, and if we get that out of the way, I’d like to think that we could progress into being a top-half side.

“That would be really good. If we could show the progression from staying up last year – it wouldn’t be that big an ask.

“In order to do that we need to stay injury free and have good availability. If we can do that, then I’d like to think we could progress to that.”

The last time the two sides met was back in September, where Witney took a controversial four-point win in a game which finished 21-17 to the home side.

But Loughlin sees the match as an opportunity to right a wrong and claim their second victory in a row.

“We have a second home game in a row, we have four games out of six at home,” he added.

“We are at home to Witney and they beat us earlier in the season, it was a shocking game and we really should have won.

“I hate criticising referees but that really was one where the referee lost control, so we felt hard done by.

“They have actually been going quite well and are above us in the league, so they could be a decent side, it is certainly one we would like to win.”

Swindon are also in action and will hope to dispel their defeat at the weekend, but face a tough task as they travel to league leaders Old Patesians.

Swindon College Old Boys and Supermarine also swing back into league action after their Christmas , College heading toe Swanage & Wareham in Southern Counties South and Marine travelling to Melksham in Dorset & Wilts One North.