NEW College assistant manager Matt Cosnett says that he will not put any extra pressure on his players to get the win when they head to bottom of the table Tytherington Rocks.

While many focus on the results, wanting to see their side climb the table in Hellenic League Division One West, Cosnett says that the development of the young players is more important.

“To us it is just another game of football, to us the development of these 16-18 year olds is far more important than the results,” Cosnett said.

“People may look at table and see that Tytherington are bottom, but it is going to be a tough game so there is no extra pressure from us.

“The boys are getting experience and it would be nice if we could get another win.

“But it is all about experience and development for us.”

For the majority of the season, New College also have games on Saturday mornings, however, the youngsters will have a rare morning off before making the trip to south Gloucestershire.

“We will go there with our strongest possible side,” the assistant manager added.

“But whoever will put out, we trust. It doesn’t matter whether they are 16 or 21.

“Max (Slinn) is 21 now and has played more than 100 Hellenic League games for us – not many 21 year olds can say that.”

Elsewhere in Division One West, Gareth Davies will take his Shrivenham side to Cirencester Town Development.

The Barrington Park chief has continued to strengthen his squad this week by reuniting with Sam Ockwell, who joins from Toolstation League First Division outfit Malmesbury Victoria having already featured for Fairford Town and Southern League West side Shortwood United this term.

Highworth Town will aim to continue their fine form in the Premier Division when they welcome Oxford City Nomads to The Elms.

Jeff Roberts side hold a four-point lead at the summit over Bracknell Town having won 15 of their 16 league matches to date.

Royal Wootton Bassett will be keen to put their FA Vase exit behind them when they make the trip to Wantage Town.

Rich Hunter’s men suffered a 3-2 loss at Horndean on Tuesday night as they Vase adventure ended in the second round.

Wantage, however, will also be smarting from their Vase exit after the suffered a 4-1 defeat to Melksham Town, as well as having former Bassett hitman Steve Robertson among their ranks.