SHAWBURY United boss Declan Allen says his side will prepare for Saturday’s visit to title-chasing Bewdley Town as if the game will be on – but he is already braced for another postponement.

United’s West Midlands Premier match at home to bottom side Dudley Sports fell victim to the weather last weekend.

The trip to Bewdley is under threat after huge flooding in that part of Worcestershire and Allen added: “We saw a picture of their pitch and it was underwater so we don’t think it will be on!

“We will only know on Friday or Saturday so we will plan as normal.”

If the game does go ahead, Bewdley will be thirsting for revenge after Shawbury dealt a blow to their title hopes with a 2-1 win a fortnight ago.

“It’s a quick turnaround playing them again,” Allen said, “and both sides will have that result fresh in their minds.

“Bewdley lost again on Saturday, to table-toppers Shifnal, and they will want to put the record straight against us.

“They have won every single league game they have played at home this season so we will definitely go in again as underdogs but we can go there with confidence and spirit after the last result.”

Shawbury are only two places outside the bottom two but are 13 points clear of second-bottom Cradley and the same distance behind sixth-placed Black Country Rangers.

Allen added: “When you play these teams at the top – and we have a few of those games coming up – then the pressure is firmly on them because they are going for promotion.

“We have set ourselves the challenge of trying to climb up to mid-table now we have, in my eyes, secured our place at this level for next season."