STOURBRIDGE RFC host Cinderford on Saturday at Stourton Park with director of rugby Neil Mitchell (pictured) gunning for revenge.

Stour suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of their National League Two near neighbours in a game that the Stour supremo described as one of his darkest days in charge .

Mitchell can’t wait for the league’s two in-form sides to lock horns.

He said: “Without doubt this is a game I have been looking forward to for a long time.

“We played so poorly down there and at the time we asked a lot of questions of the players.

“It was the low-point of the season and it was a performance that took me weeks to get over because I’m not a good loser.

“It should be an excellent game because both sides are playing well at the moment.”

With Stourbridge being without a fixture at the weekend, Mitchell travelled down to Cinderford to check out the opposition and he was impressed with what he witnessed as they ran out 46-15 winners over Launceston.

He is under no illusions that his side will have to be at their best to beat their visitors from the Forest of Dean.

Mitchell added: “They were extremely impressive against Launceston and watching them first hand means I’m under no illusions what a difficult test we face on Saturday.

“There is no doubt in my mind that we will need to be completely switched on.

“There is no way we can take them lightly and we will need to be at our very best and the players will know what is expected of them.”

Mitchell has been dealt a cruel injury blow ahead of the clash with Adam Billig ruled out for the rest of the season.

The experienced centre suffered a serious shoulder injury while playing for the English Counties Representative’s side against their French counterparts on Saturday.

Mitchell is till unsure on the make-up of his back division for the Cinderford game as he sweats on the fitness of utility back John Holtby.