KIDDERMINSTER Carolians will aim to take a big step towards title glory on Saturday when they take on local rivals Droitwich.
Head coach Ian Bletcher is preparing his players for a tough encounter against a Droitwich side that now boast a new coaching team.
The KCs will aim to stay top of Midland Division Two West (South) with a repeat of their performance when the two sides met earlier in the season.
The Marlpool Lane side sit at the table’s summit with 59 points, two ahead of second-placed Banbury.
However, Earlsdon are four points behind with two games in hand.
Bletcher said: “There is no such thing as an easy game against Droitwich.
“Every game is a tough, hard fought affair and we are taking the game very seriously.”
He said the key to the contest’s outcome could come down to Kidderminster’s ability to move around Droitwich’s strong pack, something the KCs managed to achieve to good success the last time they teams met.
“Everyone will need to be on top form.
“There will be a big crowd and I think it will come down to the team that keeps a cool head on the day,” added Bletcher.
He also said he hoped that his players would treat last weekend’s friendly defeat against Bridgnorth as a wake-up call as they head into the final part of the campaign.
He added: “The defeat against Bridgnorth might just work out very well for us. We need to treat it as a wake-up call and understand what is required of us from now on.
“We have many key games at home and the main thing is that our destiny is in our own hands.”
Kidderminster will be given a pre-match boost this week when Worcester’s Scottish centre Alex Grove leads a coaching session for the players.