LITTLETON and Pershore Town are aiming to secure promotion from the West Midlands League Premier Division — a season after battling to avoid the drop.

The two Vale teams, who kick off their league campaigns on Saturday, were embroiled in relegation scraps last season.

But after undergoing rebuilding jobs both sides survived and now believe they have what it takes to fight for the four promotion spots.

Littleton have joined Pershore in the division after being level transferred from Midland League Division One.

And joint-manager Tyrone Henderson reckons his side have got the “firepower” to push for the title.

Ben Billingham, Lewis McPike and Alfie Bloomer arrived this summer to bolster Littleton’s strike department that already features Luke Rowlands and Cameron Walker.

The Ton Boys have also recruited centre-back Carl Gardiner and goalkeeper Lewis Handley, who were part of Tividale’s title-winning squad, and forward Callum Debar from Alcester Town.

“We have got firepower — and that’s what you need to win the league,” added Henderson whose side visit Dudley Sports on Saturday (3pm).

“Four can go up this season so that’s the minimum and we want to have a push for the title.

“I think every team will raise their game against us.

“From what we are hearing people are saying Littleton or Pershore are the big sides in the division. But you just want teams to give their all against everyone and not just us and Pershore.”

Manager Les Jones has kept hold of “the vast majority” of players that helped to steer Pershore clear of relegation trouble.

But he also added several fresh faces including winger James Baldwin and goalkeeper Matt Gwynne from Worcester City.

“We want to be one of the top sides in the league,” Jones said.

“We want to get off to a good start and push towards the top end.”

Pershore host Darlaston Town on Saturday (3pm).