EVESHAM United boss Paul Collicutt admitted tomorrow’s team selection could be affected by opponents Cirencester Town’s new 3G pitch.

Robins have Matt Bennett and Jordan Bryan back for the Southern League West trip to the Corinium (7.45) but while United go there on the back of a 2-0 home win over Barnstaple, Collicutt still has plenty to ponder.

“Ciren had a very good result on Saturday and we will have to go there in the right frame of mind, particularly because of the new pitch they have had put in," he said.

“The reports on the surface have been very good but I am a bit old school and prefer the mud and grass.

“Pitches have improved so much since my playing days that I feel it should always be grass but that is a personal opinion and I can fully understand why clubs go for it.

“It is not everyone’s cup of tea and for me, you can’t beat a good grass pitch. Locally, you look at Stourbridge, years ago it was a bit of a bog but they have invested on the back of their FA Cup success and their pitch is immaculate.

“I’m not a lover of 3G and it is something we will have to think about. We have spoken about it because it will suit some lads more than others and you certainly need to have a good touch on these surfaces.”

Mat Liddiard’s double saw Evesham through on Saturday with Collicutt content over his side’s performance.

“Conditions were deceptive,” he added. “The wind was strong and we played into it in the first half, making good football difficult.

“There was an improvement with the breeze second half and I don’t think they can have any complaints over the outcome. We deserved to win and were happy to get three points.”

Elsewhere, high-flying Redditch United will be out for revenge when Slough Town visit in the Southern Premier.

The Reds, currently second in the table, suffered a 4-0 defeat to the Rebels in their first match on the new 3G pitch at the Valley Stadium in September last year.

Pershore Town travel to Bewdley Town in the Worcestershire Senior Urn, Bromyard Town host NKF Burbage in the Smedley Crooke Memorial Cup and Malvern Town under-21s welcome Bromsgrove Sporting’s second string in the Worcestershire Junior Cup (all 7.45).