DUDLEY Kingswinford director of rugby Neil Shillingford is under no illusions of the task ahead as his side prepare to face top of the table Newbold on Saturday in Midland One West's match of the day.

Only three points separate the sides as DK go into the game on a tremendous run of form.

Since their fateful 57-8 defeat to Bromsgrove DK have reeled off seven straight wins.

But more importantly they laid the ghost of that Bromsgrove result by beating them 51-0 last Saturday to reach the North Midlands Cup final.

Shillingford was determined to keep the momentum rolling and sent a strong side to Bromsgrove, he said: "You can only play what is put in front of you. We made changes ourselves with the Newbold game in mind.

"The guys we left out were carrying niggles but, had it been Newbold, they would have strapped themselves up and carried on.

"I don't care what side Bromsgrove put out but had they put a strong side out, I'd have still been confident of winning.

"It's all about momentum at the moment and I didn't want to make changes against Bromsgrove for the sake of making changes. I didn't want to let the momentum slip."

DK ran in seven tries against Bromsgrove courtesy of Nick Adams, Josh Brown, Callum Nichols, Stef Shillingford, Danny Hawkins, Tommy Walker and James Ryan.

Nick Adams also landed two penalties and two conversions before Joe Dunn took over the kicking duties by adding three more conversions.

But all eyes now concentrate on Newbold and Shillingford insisted: "We're going there to win but the players realise they have to put in a big defensive shift.

"We will look to impose the way we play on the other side.

"But if we put in a big performance, then the result will take care of itself."

Jordan Brookes looks set to return and partner Connah Jones at half back while second row Matt Perks and back row player Mitch Grealey also come back into contention having missed the Bromsgrove match.

But Shillingford is well aware the players put in a big performance against Bromsgrove which has left him with a few selection posers.

He added: "It shows the strength in depth we have at our disposal and that the players who came in can adapt.

"It presents me with a few tricky problems but they are problems I'd prefer to have rather than having to ring around for players.

"We put 97 points past Moseley Oak in our previous league game but what impressed me more was the manner in which we went about it, with players making good decisions all around the park.

"Saturday will be a big game, we'll be looking to take as much out of it as we can."

DK's reward for blitzing Bromsgrove last Saturday will be a North Midlands Cup Final game against either Bridgnorth or Newport Shropshire to be played at Stourton Park on Friday March 15.