Malmesbury Victoria boss Andy Wicks is sweating over the fitness of a handful of his players ahead of their Subsidiary Cup final on Saturday.

The Vics boss revealed four out of five of his central midfielders could miss the cup final as a combination of injuries, suspensions and unavailabilty has depleted the team ahead of the big game. 

Malmesbury take on Hellenic League Division One East Champions Burnham in Newent in the final.

Suspension and unavailability have added to Wicks’ woes but he’s hopeful one of the injured party can still make it.

“We’re carrying so many knocks,” said Wicks. “We’re missing our whole centre midfield through injury, suspension and people going away, out of five we have one.

“Jack Ellis has a knock, Christian Hext is suspended, Aaron Stevens is away, so it could be a tough day for us but it’s whether Ellis is fit and if he is we’ll be OK.”

Wicks admitted he’s thought about tweaking his formation and approach slightly though would be reluctant to do so.

“We’ve thought about it but some of the boys not too keen on tweaking the formation and I’m not too keen either.

“It’s not ideal but we’re still looking forward to it.

The Vics finished fourth in Hellenic League Division One West, a position Wicks targeted after he took over earlier in the season.

He insists will be a successful season regardless of the result Saturday and feels they were unlucky not be closer to winning the league title.

“Win or lose its a great day out,” Wicks insisted. “We said when we took over if we can get a top four finish and a cup final it’s a great season and that’s exactly what we’ve done.

“We got top four and unlucky not to even win it. The two Almondsbury results cost us, we’d have had a great chance had we won those games.

“We’re just going to enjoy ourselves, we’ve played teams in that league and we’ve beaten all the big sides in our league so we’ll play our game and if it works it works but we’re all buzzing.

“We’re taking a bus down and we’ll take a good crowd but to anyone thinking of coming down, support us and make it a great day for Malmesbury.”