MANAGER Wayne Whitbread believes his awesome foursome can lead Clee Hill United into the league cup semi-finals.

Whitbread praised the goal-scoring prowess of Adam Warren, Jack Seymour, Liam Whitbread and Scott Jordan.

He is hoping that the quartet can shoot down Meole Brace this Saturday in the Mercian League Division One Cup quarter-finals.

“Before the bad weather intervened, we had lost just once in four matches,” said Whitbread.

“If we can get a strong team together, everyone will be up for it and there’s no reason why we can’t get through to the semifinals.

“Adam Warren has been superb this season - he’s our top scorer.

“But Seymour, my son, Liam, and Jordan are only a couple of goals behind Adam.

“Adam has always got into good positions in the past but his finishing has improved a lot this term.”

Hill travelled to Meole Brace for a league clash earlier in the season and romped to a 4-1 win.

“We are away again this weekend and we will have to fight for everything,” said Whitbread.

“Meole Brace have picked up in recent weeks and have collected more points than any other team in the bottom half of the table.”

Hill have not played a match due to the bad weather since December 15 “We have had a couple of training sessions but we’ve been a bit frustrated,”

said Whitbread.

“It’s normally only six weeks between the end of one season and the start of the next.

“We haven’t kicked a ball for six weeks, so it’s like starting again.”

Long-serving Whitbread said his managerial role at Hill has been much easier this season.

“The whole side has played well and we’ve only had a couple of dips in form.

“Last year, I did not know my team until very late in the week and I would be ringing around on Friday nights and Saturday mornings.

“But that’s not been the case this season.

“I’ve been getting 16 players most weeks and for the past few games I have two lads who could not get into the matchday 16.

“If we can stay injury-free and continue to work hard, then we’ll be OK.”