WHARFEDALE coach John Feeley is calling on players to "step up" and "make an impression" as his threadbare squad take on Stourbridge this Saturday.

"We were beaten by the better team on the day," said Feeley. "They did nothing particularly clever or skilful, but doing the basics such as tackling and handling errors cost us, and they rightly won the game.

"We had some individuals who prepared to perform and played exceptionally well, but not all of them played to their standards," said Feeley. "We need players to step up and play the level their capable of playing every week.

"It's frustrating for me as coach and the players when a full effort is not given as a collective week on week.

"As the old cliche goes, 'you're only as good as your last game'. It's no good living on the glories of beat good teams like Hull and Huddersfield."

Going into this Saturday's game at the Avenue, Wharfedale will be playing a Stourbridge who scored 58 points against Huddersfield last Saturday.

"Stourbridge have a large, heavy forward pack," said Feeley. "They are exactly the sort of test I want this weekend because we have players who need to make an impression."

He said players will need to step up as the Greens' injury list continues to grow.

Dan Stockdale, who last Saturday had just returned from a month out with a shoulder injury, had to go off after three minutes when he suffered a badly cut eye which required stitches.

Will Edwards showed signs of a concussion, which Feeley says means he will now miss three weeks.

What was originally a blank weekend for the National League Two North, the Greens are one of four teams playing catch up games, which means there could two other regulars could be unavailable for Saturday.

"We're really threadbare at the minute," added Feeley. "Our medical staff are working overtime like you wouldn't believe just putting our players back together."

The match against Stourbridge kicks off at 3pm on Saturday.