FAIRFIELD Villa face the prospect of struggling to raise sides as they brace themselves for a fixture backlog following the latest spell of bad weather.

With 12 league games and a minimum of three cup matches still remaining Villa anticipate a tough challenge to raise sides.

Villa spokesman Paul Oakes said: "We'll be alright until April when the midweek matches come into play.

"We have quite a number of players who work shifts and won't be available for mid-week fixtures.

"It might be a case of trying to scrape 12 or 13 players together just to fulfill the fixtures - but I accept other clubs will be in exactly the same boat."

Villa will be praying the weather relents in time for this weekend's local derby clash at home Feckenham in the Evesham Hospital Cup.

Villa are then scheduled to visit Droitwich Spa next Tuesday, who play at Stourport Swifts, in a Midland League Division Two match.

The game will be a dress rehearsal for their Worcester Junior Cup final later in the season.