PLAYER-MANAGER Keiran Fish hopes his depleted Tenbury Town side can give him a selection headache by continuing their 100 per cent start to the season this weekend.

Town have scored 15 goals in winning their opening two Herefordshire League Division One games, accumulating a goal difference of +11 ahead of this Saturday’s trip to Holme Lacy Reserves.

But they will be without several players for various reasons, including Fish himself and the free-scoring three-pronged attack of Al Bright, Dec Bright and Ian Patterson.

Fish said: “It’s going to be difficult because I’m missing and so are Ian, Dec, Al and one of our full-backs, Daniel Ridley.

“That’s five players who would be in our starting line-up – and three who have scored the majority of our goals.

“I’m not saying I haven’t got confidence in the rest of the lads – it’s just that the stats are there for all to see, so it’s certainly going to be difficult without that front three.

“But with them not playing I’m hoping one of the others can make something happen.

“It’s going to be a bit of a makeshift team but I’m still confident in the lads as we have a good squad and good strength in numbers.

“I’m hoping we smash them and it gives me a difficult choice who to pick for the game after!

“We lost to Holme Lacy’s first team 2-1 and beat them 5-2 in our games last season – I know that doesn’t necessarily speak for the standard of the reserves but hopefully we can get something from the game.”

Town thrashed last season’s promotion contenders Hinton Reserves 8-2 last weekend, having stormed into a 5-0 half-time lead.

Al Bright scored a hat-trick, while brother Dec bagged as a brace, as did substitute Callum Gittens, while Patterson was also on target.

“That’s four of my strikers on the top ten top scorers’ leaderboard,” beamed Fish.

Third-placed Town are three points behind rivals Tenbury United, albeit with two games in hand, after the latter won 6-4 at Civil Service in another thrilling goalfest.

United bounced back from the previous weekend’s remarkable 8-7 loss at Hinton as Ryan Morris and Will Clutterbuck scored braces in addition to a Chris Patton strike and an own goal.

They led 5-1 at one stage and player-boss Aaron Morris said: “We made some changes at that point and they got three goals back but we changed things back around and were comfortable at the end.

“We had 18 players available so when you are winning by three or four goals, you feel you can change it around to give everyone a game, with the roll-on, roll-off substitutions in the league."