BOSS Paul Collicutt was happy to have a week without fighting off interest in Evesham United's players despite accepting it as an occupational hazard.

Lorcan Sheehan and Matt Williams recently headed for the exit on the back of a plethora of swoops on the Robins squad from various quarters in the past couple of months.

It has diminished Collicutt's squad at a time when injuries have hit hard but he hopes to boost his artillery by bringing in a striker ahead of Sunday's home clash with Southern League West play-off rivals Swindon Supermarine (3pm).

And while any further moves for Evesham players would not be welcomed, Collicutt acknowledged his summer business had perhaps made such problems inevitable.

“We knew we had quality in the squad from the start of the season and that means clubs come looking,” said Collicutt.

“The lads that have left are all good players. It is very difficult to keep the whole group happy in terms of giving them the on-field time they want.

“Other managers take a look and lads decide to give it a go elsewhere. Looking at Matt Williams, how can you knock someone for giving it a crack two levels above?

“It is testament to the quality we have. What Gerry (Oldham, assistant) and I have to do now is to make sure we get the squad playing as we want them to again."

Evesham head into the weekend without a win in seven home matches and having slipped away from the top six.

“Sunday is massive for us," added Collicutt. "Our home form has not been as good as we would have liked, it is something we need to put to bed and I’d rather see us do that sooner rather than later.

“It is a local game and Swindon will bring a fair few so hopefully, we can see a bit of red and white in the stands cheering us on."