SHAWBURY United head into the new year looking to reboot their season and end a run of eight games without a win in all competitions.

Declan Allen’s side start 2020 with back-to-back home games in Premier Division of the West Midlands League against two Worcestershire outfits.

Pershore Town make the trip to Ludlow on Saturday with Littleton the visitors on Tuesday evening.

Shawbury last tasted victory back at the start of October when two goals from David Jones and a Kieran Dovey effort were enough to seal a 3-2 win at Dudley Town but things have gone downhill since then with three defeats and a draw in the league and their exit from three cup competitions.

A string of postponed matches meant their last action was their 4-3 home defeat at the hands of Darlaston Town on December 3 and they start the new year three places from the foot of the table albeit with games in hand on the remainder of the league.

Club chairman Dave Richards admitted he was hoping for a change in the weather as Shawbury look to catch-up with their fixtures - they have seven league games pencilled in over the next month.

“The pitch at Ludlow is holding up quite well but there are a lot of games on it this season,” he explained. “The forecast is for a warm January for a change so we are all optimistic that this will help dry things out a little bit.”

In the Premier Division of the Herefordshire League, Ludlow Colts are at home to Holme Lacy on Saturday - their first match since the middle of November.

Leaders Clee Hill United are also in action as they head to third-placed Kington Town. Wayne Whitbread’s side will be looking to go one better than when his side were held to a 2-2 draw when the sides met at the Knowle Sports Ground in the run-up to Christmas.

Woofferton are also in action on Saturday when they entertain Burghill Rangers in a Division Tow mid-table tussle.