INJURIES to the front row forced Tenbury to concede their Midlands Four West (South) match at league leaders Stoke Old Boys at the weekend.

But head coach Andy Black is hopeful that he will be able to field a side for a charity game with neighbours Clee Hill this Saturday.

“We had a couple of the front row unavailable and we then sustained a few injuries in training on the Thursday,” Black explained.

“We didn’t really have an option and it’s disappointing because it was one of our key objectives this season not to give away any games.

"But we only have a nucleus of 22 to 23 players which means that the squad isn’t big enough to sustain the injuries we had this week.”

Jones explained that a meeting had been held to discuss recruitment at the club and it is hoped that new skipper Tom Lawley will help in bringing fresh faces to Tenbury.

“There are a number of other clubs surrounding us with the likes of Cleobury, Ludlow, Clee Hill and Old Lucs so there is always competition for players,” the head coach said.

Saturday’s match at Clee Hill is a charity game as part of the home side’s VP Day.

And for Black it is an opportunity to play their old rivals.

“We have had some good games with Clee over the years but the league structure means we haven’t played each other for a while,” he added.