CHARD Town will be looking for revenge tomorrow when they entertain Worle in a vital Somerset County League Premier Division clash at Zembard Lane (ko 3pm).

Worle, who beat Chard 1-0 at their home on the opening day of the season, sit just one point above bottom club Chard, with four points from seven games.

However, the Robins will have to battle for the three points without player-coach Steve Friend, who has left the club for Toolstation Western League Premier Division side Bridport.

Friend was one of the leading lights in the team that saw Mark Parris given the manager’s role in the summer, but he is now set to link up with former Robins boss Jamie Manley, who took over at Bridport last weekend.

This is the second blow to Parris, having lost goalkeeping coach Scott Wells-Burr just before the season to the same club, along with midfielder Nathan Warren.

Friend, who was also involved off the field at Chard, had recently joined the club’s committee.

Manley and Kevin Leigh, who stood down at Chard after the FA-enforced relegation from the Western League, have already signed Max Westlake - who was with Chard last season - on a transfer from Shepton Mallet.

Three years ago, manager at the time Adam Fricker left the Robins for the Bridport job, and took virtually the whole Chard side with him.

Aside from Friend's departure, Parris has also lost Connor Richardson for a few weeks with a knee injury.

Tom Stephens-Fouracre will have a late fitness test, while it is hoped that Andy Holmes will have recovered from illness.

The positive news was that Danny Cleal came through 90 minutes last weekend.