LUCTONIANS head coach Ryan Watkins won't sacrifice his team's attacking philosophy as they prepare to take on Wharfedale in a crucial National League Two North game this weekend.

The Kingsland outfit have lost their last 10 games but go to North Yorkshire knowing that they have an excellent chance of ending their slump.

"If we keep scoring points than we're always in the game," said Watkins.

"We have been working a lot on our defence, but we're not the biggest.

"However we are fit and mobile so we've got to play to our strengths.

"Being attacking suits our play, it's just that we're lacking a bit of composure at present."

Watkins knows the importance of this Saturday's game and is confident his team will soon end their losing streak.

"The boys have prepared well and worked over the Christmas break," he said.

"We have had some decent performances lately and eventually we will get that win.

"It is a big game but they will be low on confidence.

"However, they will target the game as one they can win.

"We beat them at home earlier in the season though and I'm confident we can beat them again."

Hereford, meanwhile, will be looking to be more consistent on the road as they look to climb the Midlands 1 West table.

The Wyesiders are seventh in the division having won six of their 13 games.

However, five of their six defeats have been away and flanker Luke Yarranton says they need to put that right, starting with this Saturday's trip to bottom club Sutton Coldfield.

"We need to pick up away from home and if we do that, we'll be alright," said Yarranton.

"I think it's down to lack of experience, but the new coach [Sean Lynn] has been really good and get the boys going.

"He brings energy and experience and has worked with some quality players at Hartpury."

Elsewhere, Ledbury host second-placed Shipston-on-Stour in Midlands 3 West (South), with an auction taking place after the game to raise money for a trust set up by former Scotland international and British Lion Doddie Weir, who has been diagnosed with motor neurone disease.

In the same division, bottom club Bromyard host Alcester, while in Midlands 5 West (North), Greyhound are home to St Leonards.