MANAGER Paul Collicutt is “not content” with Evesham United’s lofty league position and reckons the best is yet to come from his side.

The Robins sit in third place in Evo-Stik Southern Division One South as they approach the halfway point in the season.

But having played four games more than three sides below them in the top seven Collicutt has urged his players to “push on”.

“I am not content at all,” said Collicutt whose side have lost just once in their past six league matches.

“I know and the players know that there is a lot of room for improvement.

“I genuinely do feel we have yet to see the best of this team.

“In the next half (of the season) we have got to push on.

“In an ideal world you want your strikers scoring goals and your defenders keeping clean sheets.

“That would ensure that you get to the top of the table but things don’t happen like that.

“Football is a very cruel sport.

“The biggest thing I want is an injury-free and suspension-free squad.

“If we can get that and everyone plugs away it gives you a chance.”

Evesham suffered a setback last Saturday when Ben Amghar struck late to secure Street a 1-1 draw at the Jubilee Stadium.

“It was disappointing to concede late on,” Collicutt said. “But the conditions were the winner on the day “The weather was as bad as I can remember.”

United are not in action this weekend but host Cinderford Town on Boxing Day (1pm) and then Melksham Town the following Saturday (3pm).

“This gives the players that are carrying knocks the chance to recover,” Collicutt added.

“Traditionally it can be a nightmare at this time of year to get people to come and support you due to Christmas shopping.

“From a personal point of view this is the busiest time of year for me so it is a blessing in disguise that I’ve got a free Saturday.”