EVESHAM United manager Paul West has urged his side to bounce back on Saturday after their six-match unbeaten run was ended with a mid-week drubbing.

The Robins, missing seven first-team players, crashed to their heaviest defeat of the season, losing 5-0 at Brackley Town.

Their second-half horror show saw West’s side concede four goals as striker Leo Brown was sent off for a second bookable offence.

The Brackley defeat followed a 1-1 draw at leaders Truro City, where James Blake fired a 95th-minute levelller for the visitors. Evesham lie 13th with 28 points from 24 games.

Striker Samuel Mensah (foot), Isaac Shaze (ankle), David Accam, Danny Scheppel (both unavailable), new signing from Redditch United defender Kevin Spencer (illness) and Dean Lea (hamstring) are all set to return for Saturday after missing the mid-week clash.

But defender Steve Luckett is still out at the weekend with a knee injury.

Fellow defender Zac Costello has been released and joined Redditch United.

Now, West has called on United to make a winning return when they host Didcot Town in the Zamaretto League Premier Division (ko 3pm).

West said: “We need to put a full stop on it and not dwell too much. It’s important that we don’t get carried away.

“It’s important that we stay positive now for the Didcot game. They are in a similar position to ourselves, they are fighting for their lives as well.

“We’ve got to put the defeat into context, we have still had a super January. They have played seven games in three weeks.

“The scoreline was a bit flattering for Brackley, there was not a lot in it before Leo got sent off, he showed a lack of maturity. The lads were disappointed after the defeat.

“We knew it was going to be a tough ask from the start. It’s important that we learn from the defeat.

“The boys had come off a tough week. It was a great result down at Truro.”