LUDLOW RFC head coach Mikey Jones believes a few days’ rest will have recharged his side’s batteries ahead of a crucial run of fixtures in their title push.

Jones’ men were without a game last Saturday because scheduled North Midlands Shield semi-final opponents Kidderminster were still in the national cup.

That handed Midlands Two West North leaders Ludlow a welcome rest ahead of four games against sides in the top six.

This Saturday’s trip to fourth-placed Camp Hill begins a tricky run including Crewe and Nantwich, Leek and a March 2 home game against Ludlow’s nearest challengers Wolverhampton.

Jones said: “These four games coming up could well be our hardest of the season and the rest week will do us good because a few lads have had niggles.

“There are no major problems – and we have been quite lucky with injuries this season, touch wood – but it’s not a bad thing to have had a rest.

“Hopefully we will have a full squad for this run of games now. If we can win all four, or maybe three of the four, we will definitely be up there.”