BEWDLEY Town boss Phil Mullen was far from downhearted following last week’s 5-0 defeat to high-flying Shropshire-based side Shawbury United.

Mullen saw the positives as Town had plenty of the play.

Mullen insisted: “If anyone had watched the game for the first 60 minutes, you would never have thought it would turn out to be a 5-0 scoreline," he said.

“We had as much of the play, if not more, than Shawbury.

“We went in 1-0 down at half time. They scored a second and immediately added a third just 30 seconds later.

“Sam Prescott then got himself sent off for two yellow cards after retaliating, which isn’t like him.

“From that point, it was just damage limitation as Shawbury are a very good side when they get on top!

Ironically, Bewdley face find themselves back at home on Saturday against Shawbury again on Saturday, this time at home.

Mullen claimed: “It’s the perfect opportunity to redeem ourselves and plenty of cause for optimism.”

Bewdley will be able to bolster their ranks considerably with brothers Chris and John Seekings back available, alongside together with defender Mike Hyde, Richard Young and Russ Godfrey.