Saturday sees Weston-super-Mare AFC welcome National League South neighbours Bath City to the Woodspring Stadium for the return of the Somerset derby.
With the Seagulls looking to extend their recent run of good form, having picked up 16 points from their last eight games, they could soon close in on Bath – who have picked up 13 points over the same period.
Weston’s head coach Scott Bartlett has continued to reinforce his squad with the recent additions of French midfielder Mohamed Chemlal and Torquay loanee Ben Gerring in defence, plus the extension of Lloyd Humphries’ loan until the end of the season. With these players looking to continue the sterling efforts made by the whole squad since the new management team took the reins, the boss is hoping to climb the table.
Bartlett said: “We are looking forward to the game. The way the league is structured we don’t have many derby games. It’s always been a great fixture and this one falls at a time where both teams are in great form.
“We are looking forward to playing in front of our own fans again at the Woodspring, after four long journeys in five weeks”.
Bath City currently sit in 9th position, nine points above Weston and also recently looked to reinforce their armoury with the extension of loans of both Max O’Leary and Miles Welch-Hayes from Bristol City and Oxford United respectively. Andy Watkins is currently in form after notching up brace when he played against Margate last weekend so they too will be approaching the game positively.
Kick off at the Woodspring Stadium is at 3pm, Saturday 4th February.