BOSS Paul Collicutt revealed Evesham United would not train following Tuesday’s victory at Bishop’s Cleeve in a bid to aid their walking wounded.

Bradley Gray pulled out of the squad ahead of the 3-2 win at Collicutt’s former club in midweek with Adam Mann and Carl Brown withdrawn during the first half.

Lewis Binns is also sidelined with Mat Liddiard set to miss Saturday’s home showdown with Southern League West table-toppers Taunton Town (3pm) through suspension.

“We have given the lads the rest of the week off because we have quite a few niggles,” said Collicutt.

“This will be our hardest game so far, Taunton are on a roll and the team to beat. We will need to be at our best to get anything from it but that’s what we’re here for and the lads are really looking forward to it.

“There are teams around us with games in hand but everyone is taking points off each other at the minute.”

Nick Rhodes, Joe Turley and James Campbell have all hit the comeback trail in recent weeks and could feature.

“Joe has only had one game for the under-21s so far but needs must, we are low on numbers and this might be the chance for those lads to come back in,” added Collicutt.

Tuesday’s triumph was Evesham’s second on the road in the space of four days, following on nicely from a 5-3 success at Slimbridge on Saturday.

“We started like a steam train and did really well for the first quarter of an hour,” said Collicutt of the Bishop’s Cleeve match.

“Changing two players put us on the back foot and it was a very feisty affair.

“Credit to Bishop’s Cleeve, they worked their socks off but the lads saw it out and I was just glad to pick up three points.

“It was a bit hit and miss after the first 15 minutes so it was nice to see it through.

“Bradley Gray broke down in the warm up and had to pull out. We had problems from minute one, it was one of those nights so I was glad to get it out of the way."