BOSS Julian Workman wants Redditch Borough to give their bumper fanbase plenty to cheer when Barnt Green Spartak visit on Saturday (3pm).

Borough should be fired up on two fronts against familiar opposition after losing 3-1 at home to NKF Burbage on Saturday and succumbing to a 1-0 home defeat to Spartak early last season.

And with crowd levels still well into three figures at the Mettis Sports & Social Club after 143 turned up to watch the Burbage match, Workman is keen to see a performance from his men.

“By all accounts we did not do ourselves justice on Saturday,” he said. “We appreciate the team is adjusting, especially with one or two former players coming back and settling in again.

“The main thing for me is to get the performance levels right and the rest will take care of itself. We are very driven to deliver that for our supporters who turn out in great numbers week after week, home and away, to give us their backing.

“Our fans are the envy of the league so that will be the big message this week – to try to bounce back and entertain them.”

Saturday’s setback was not without controversy as the returning Liam Fullerton was upended on the edge of the box by the Burbage keeper with the goal gaping.

The incident happened with Borough a goal down but went unpunished and the visitors then scored a penalty.

Mat Fearon got one back before half-time but Burbage wrapped up the points four minutes into the second half.

Meanwhile, Borough has announced it has been awarded silver status in Birmingham City Ladies’ prestigious Sister Club programme.