PERSHORE Town want to make the most of the presence of fit-again Pawel Tomczak as they look to end a roller-coaster season on an upward curve.
Tomczak had been one of the most prolific scorers in the Midland Combination before suffering a punctured lung in a horrific accident.
Now the Polish striker has been reunited with his former Southam United boss Quentin Townsend at Pershore as he continues his comeback and he will be ready for action on Saturday when Town entertain Stafford Town.
Townsend said: “Pawel was playing for me at Southam against Pershore when he punctured his lung after colliding with keeper Matt Oliver. It has taken him a while to come back from that and it’s great he is playing again.
“He played for us against Studley and he made a world of difference.”
Townsend admits it is unlikely Tomczak will be a regular next season because he is based in Birmingham but it is a chance for the player to get some minutes on the pitch and for Town to benefit from a proven goal-getter.
Pershore’s squad had been depleted after losing skipper Shaun Griffiths for the rest of the season with an ankle injury, while midfielder Dane Aldington will also be ruled out this weekend because of a hamstring problem.
Top scorer Danny Ludlow faces a fitness test on a hamstring niggle but should be fit.
After a sequence of pitting their wits against some of Midland League Division One’s top sides, Pershore now face a run of four out of five matches against teams below them including three of the bottom four.
Third from bottom Stafford visit the 2020 Solar PV Stadium on Saturday, with Pershore then heading to Cadbury Athletic, one place below them in the table, next Saturday.
The trip to second bottom Pelsall Villa, postponed due to a waterlogged pitch on Saturday, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 19 before they end the season against Leicester Road, who are pushing for the top four, and Heather St John, currently in 17th place.
Townsend added: “We’ve got five games left to go and we are more than capable of winning all of them.
“We can take a lot of heart from our performances against teams like Bromsgrove and Hinckley, who are at the top of the league, despite losing, but we want the points to end the season with a bit of momentum.”