JOHN Fisher still believes Highworth will escape from the wretched run that has seen them slide into the Hellenic Premier doldrums.

The Elms outfit are third-bottom having secured just seven points from their first 10 games, their last league win being in August.

However, ahead of this weekend’s trip to Flackwell Heath, Fisher is adamant the dismal run will turn round.

“When you’re on a run they are difficult to get out of, they become infectious,” he said.

“We’ve got to get out of this as soon as we can and make sure the group of teams above us don’t pull away, because then it makes it even harder.

“I believe we’ll get out of it but the players have to believe it themselves. I’d rather we play poorly and get three points than play well and get beat.”

Johnny Aitkenhead, Joe Deyager and Kevin Tate are all absent tomorrow.

Elsewhere in the division, Shrivenham, also battling against the drop, face Witney at the Rec.

In Division One West, Purton are hoping for a second win in a row as they make the journey to Letcombe, The Red House side are without Nick McRae, Marcus Hall, Leigh Brown and Johnny Cowley, but Ashley Gooch returns from holiday.

Cricklade host table-toppers Brimscombe for the teams’ third competitive meeting in football.

Graham Jackson has a full squad to chose from, with Alex Povey and Kyle Moulden set to return to the side.

Lambourn are at home to reigning league champions Tytherington while Malmesbury take on Lydney.

Vics boss Simon Winstone believes there are still ‘positives’ he can take from his side’s recent form.

“Three or four weeks ago I could question the fight we were showing, but in the last two games, you can see an improvement and there are positives there for us.”