INJURIES mean those waiting for game time at Worcester City may “have to be ready” for tomorrow’s home clash with Racing Club Warwick (Saturday, 3pm).

Manager Ashley Vincent made five changes for the Midland Football League Cup tie at Sporting Khalsa in midweek and was rewarded with a decent display and progress courtesy of a 2-1 victory.

Vincent felt that had rid the likes of Marco Adaggio and Jordan Harrison of some “rustiness” which will be welcome if regulars are not fit to start the MFL Premier Division showdown at the Victoria Ground.

“The thing with us and the way we have to do it is that there is no set 11, 12 or 13 players,” said Vincent.

“The budget doesn’t allow that, and that’s not me moaning about finances. All of them are squad players and need to be ready when called upon.

“Our in-form players will play and there was a bit of rustiness in the boys that we brought in for Tuesday but we also have some injuries to take account of so some of them will have to be ready for Saturday.”

One option Vincent should have at his disposal is Luke English.

The wing-back was withdrawn at half-time of the FA Vase victory against Dunkirk nine days ago due to a hamstring strain.

“Luke is not 100 per cent yet but he does have a chance of playing against Warwick, it is one we will continue to monitor,” said Vincent.

“He was pretty much there in midweek but it was a cold night on 3G and we would never have risked it even if he had felt 100 per cent.”

Warwick got promoted as Division One runners-up last season and have recruited some well-known names for the level, not least ex-Coventry City midfielder Kevin Thornton.

They endured a tough start to the campaign but wins at AFC Wulfrunians and against Coventry Sphinx have pushed them into mid-table.

“They are new to the league but we have seen them against other teams we have watched ahead of previous games, they have done okay and made some big signings lately,” said Vincent.

“It looks like they are trying to have a push but it is a home game for us and we have to be proactive in the way we do things.

“We probably want to get back to playing more of our style of football. At Khalsa we were a bit stop-start more than aggressive in our play.

“We will be ready at the start of what will be a big run of games for us and we are looking forward to it.

Vincent also confirmed centre-half Joe Hawkins would be sidelined for another “couple of weeks, minimum.”