MALMESBURY Victoria boss Andy Wicks has urged his players to push for a top four finish.

The Vics have won their last three league matches, scoring 19 goals in the process and are now just two points off fourth place in Hellenic League Division One West.

Wicks firmly believes Malmesbury will achieve at least a top four finished but has called his players to grasp the opportunity.

“The lads are definitely good enough,” said Wicks. “We’re happy with how it’s going but it’ll be down to the players mental attitude.

“We’ve been ploughing through getting good results but I look back at the Thornbury game and I’m still frustrated.”

Malmesbury have been boosted by the recent returns of Sam Parker and Andy Baker from injury but Wicks insists he doesn’t need to rush them back into the starting XI.

“Baker came on for 30 minutes and got a hat-trick against North Leigh. He’s had dodgy injuries but he’s a big player for us so I want to take it steady.

“Parker was also unplayable before he got injured so I don’t want to rush.”

Malmesbury came from 2-0 down to beat North Leigh United 8-2 on Saturday and Wicks was happy with the performance.

“We were a bit rusty at the start so I said we just needed to calm down a bit and I was pleased with how we came around it and steamrolled them in the end.”

Malmesbury will take on North Leigh United again on Saturday, this time in the cup.