DROITWICH director of rugby Adam Drew says the Monners should take inspiration from Worcester’s win over Stoke when visiting Ludlow on Saturday (3pm).
A 32-14 defeat to Lichfield at the Glyn Mitchell Memorial Ground was Droitwich’s fourth loss in Midlands 1 West this season, with James Horrocks and Phil Horton scoring the points for the hosts.
Drew says that a victory, or some points at the very least, in Shropshire have been made paramount by results elsewhere in the division.
“It’s hugely important, especially when you look at Worcester’s shock win (47-12) versus Stoke at the weekend,” he said.
“We need to go there to win, but take some points no matter what.
“I’ve watched Ludlow, they’re a good side, but it’ll be very much an even contest.”
Evaluating last weekend’s reverse against fifth-placed Lichfield, a result which moves Droitwich down to tenth, the Monners chief points to a lack of killer instinct in the final third as their undoing.
“We made too many fundamental errors, we restarted with a poor kick which they capitalised on,” said Drew.
“Lichfield are a very good side, but they’re not unbeatable – you look at their points conceded and it’s nearly as many as they’ve scored.
“We were not clinical enough, we’re trying to learn from these results, but it was always a big ask last weekend with five or six players missing.
“We’re not a club with that kind of depth to make changes, we’ve got 19 or 20 first-teamers but that’s it.”
Drew has confirmed a much healthier selection of players to choose from for the weekend, with a number of players set to return.