DEFENDER Phil Glover couldn't pull himself away from Westfields and has signed for another season after testing his fitness during his side's final pre-season game.

The Allpay Park side begin their title bid for the Midlands Football League on Saturday at South Normanton Athletic and proved as exciting as ever during their 4-4 draw at home to Bishops Cleeve.

"After 10 years I got a bit stale I thought and needed that bit of time to see what I needed really," said Glover.

"But in pre-season I missed it so decided to come back. I need to get some minutes under my belt, hopefully I can get back playing as I think I can do a job as I'm 35 but when I'm fit I'm a match for anyone really at centre-half.

"While I do that I can help with Andy Bevan and Sean Edwards on the management side really and hopefully that will stand me in good stead for when I do eventually retire."

The force of the Westfields attack showed once again against Bishops Cleeve as they raced into a 3-0 lead with Ben Miller, Aiden Thomas and Craig Jones all netting in the opening 27 minutes.

However, defensive frailties were exposed with the visitors scoring twice before and once after the break. Miller scored again to put his side 4-3 ahead with 56 minutes played before the visitor's levelled 13 minutes later.

"We have got a lot of good individuals with (Jamie) Molyneux coming back is a big plus and all the new lads who have come in have fitted in really well," Glover added.

"We are going into Saturday full of confidence and there are a few things we need to iron out but we will do that in the changing room and get it sorted for the season.

"We have underachieved for the last couple of years and everybody would say that if they're being honest for what we've had in the changing room. "For what we've got in that changing room we will be a match if we can be harder to beat as going forwards we can match anybody in the league.

"A couple of years ago in the FA Cup we showed that we can match anybody on our day football wise but we need to be a bit savvy and do the horrible side of winning matches to get us challenging for the title."