BROMSGROVE bid to keep their Midland One West title charge on track when they return to action on Saturday with a trip to fellow promotion hopefuls Dudley Kingswinford.

Having despatched DKs by a massive 57-8 margin at Finstall Park earlier in the season, head coach Dan Protherough is expecting a much tougher task this time.

He claimed: "Although the scoreline was emphatic in our first meeting, it was one of those games where every pass and off-loan went to hand.

"We did play really well that day but we will need that same level of performance again on Saturday.

"The Christmas break probably came at a good time for DK as they'd hit a poor run of form with defeats to Whitchurch, Old Halesonians and Stourbridge Lions.

"But I believe they were suffering with some injuries at the time and I expect this meeting to be much harder.

"We will train twice ahead of the game and make sure we go to DK properly prepared.

"I'm hopeful we will take a big following with us as we're approaching the stage of the season where every game is vital.

"The important thing is not to think too far ahead and just focus on each game as they come up".

Fly half Will Harris remains the only doubt for Bromsgrove with a knee injury and might not be risked, while Tom Hardwick remains a long term absentee.