STOURPORT Swifts will attempt to ruin champions Hereford's trophy party tonight when the teams clash at Edgar Street in the second leg of the Midland League Cup.

Hereford hold a slender 1-0 lead from the opening leg at Walshes Meadow but Swifts boss Mark Phillips insisted: "We will attack. There's no point going there and sitting back.

"I understand Hereford will be presented with the Midland League champions trophy before the game so we're expecting a huge crowd.

"It will be a great experience for the players but we don't want to finish on the wrong end of a tonking. We'll take the game to them as we're going there to win!

Phillips attacked the league schedule after having to play four games in the space of a week. He said: "My players are shattered physically and mentally. The schedule certainly favours clubs who can afford to carry big squads.

"But I can't fault my players. In the first half against Loughborough and Walsall Wood, we were really flat. But in both games, we came back really well and possibly deserved more than the draw we got from them.

"Reece Shilvock missed a penalty against Hereford having netted twice from the spot the previous week against Lye Town.

"Then against Walsall Wood, Liam Williams missed a penalty when we were 1-0 down and then goes and scores the equaliser 30 seconds later!

Swifts round off their league campaign with a trip to Boldmere St Michael on Saturday and then entertain AFC Wulfrunians on Tuesday night.

But Phillips is keeping his fingers crossed for another fixture providing they can turn the tables on Hereford tonight.

Swifts go into battle without James Hill and Jack Rodgers who have both been ruled out for the remainder of the season through injury while Joe Phillips remains a major doubt after damaging hiss achilles against Walsall Wood.