CRADLEY boss Andy Wyton says confidence is high among his squad heading into their local derby with Tividale.

Town will go to Packwood Road this Saturday (3pm kick-off) after winning their opening two league fixtures.

A Josh McKenzie double and a Scott Stevenson strike handed them a 3-1 opening day success over Pegasus Juniors last Saturday.

They took maximum points despite Geoff Hill getting is marching orders five minutes into the second half.

The Hammers followed that up on Tuesday night with a 2-0 win at home to Hereford Lads Club.

Again McKenzie was on the scoresheet before Aaron Weston added the second.

Wyton stepped down as manager in the summer after not getting the support he wanted to bring new players to the club. But he quickly returned to the Beeches once the issue was resolved and is more than happy with how the season has started.

However, he believes Tividale will pose a truer test of his side's potential.

He said: "Pegasus Juniors have a lot of young players and worked really hard so we had to match that and then get the job done. We did that and it was a pleasing start.

"Hereford are a good side and played three up front, which posed a different challenge to us. We packed the midfield and out-fought them in the end and should have scored more.

"I think Tividale will be one of the better sides this season and will be a bigger test for us this Saturday.

"Confidence is high at the moment after a good start and we want to carry that into the game."

Cradley will be boosted by the return of John Hill, Chris Rabone and Jason Wood for the Tivi clash.