LEDBURY Town return to action this weekend for the first time in a month as they resume their Herefordshire FA County League Premier Division campaign with a trip to Worcester United.

Town are three points off league leaders Wellington, who also have a game in hand, so need to win all of their remaining six fixtures in the 2023/24 campaign to have a chance of winning the title and finally gain promotion to Step 6.

They have been second best in each of the last two seasons in their bid to go up and, as it stands, look set to be the nearly men for a third year running barring a late twist.

Wellington have won 14 of their 17 league games to date and have won five of their last six, but Saturday does present Ledbury with the chance to put the squeeze on the title favourites.

Wellington are not in action this weekend, so three points for Ledbury would put them level on points at the top of the table, albeit having played two games more.

But points on the board is always better than games in hand and Ledbury still have to play Wellington (March 16), so Ian Merrick's men are not down and out by any stretch of the imagination.

They will need to be perfect from here and their form before their month break would suggest that they have it in them. Merrick's side have won five of their last six and come up against a Worcester side on Saturday that have only won three games all season.

Worcester did, however, hold Ledbury to a 0-0 back in September, so this will be no walk in the park for Town.