ASHLEY Vincent reckons Worcester City’s dissatisfaction with an award-winning September should act as "an ominous sign” for their rivals.

Five wins and two draws from seven Midland Football League matches saw City soar to second in the table and scoop the Premier Division’s Team of the Month gong.

The results came despite some stop-start performances with assistant manager Vincent critical of his troops on occasion.

And with City embarking on the road to Wembley at home to Long Eaton United in the FA Vase on Saturday (3pm) before hosting table-topping Ilkeston Town and fourth-placed Sporting Khalsa in October, Vincent insists past achievements must be forgotten.

“I think winning the award and still feeling like we have more to come shows exactly where we are,” he said.

“The fact we’re not entirely happy shows how much quality we think we have in the dressing room and how much further we have to go. That is an ominous sign for other people.

“We just have to find that bit extra so we are not disappointed with performances. To not get beaten across the month is a fantastic achievement, though, and we are very pleased.

“The boys deserve the recognition, definitely. We spoke at training on Tuesday and we all want to push on.

“We don’t think our past couple of performances have been good enough but that in itself shows where we think we should be and the standards we set for ourselves. That is a compliment to the players.

“There is always another challenge ahead, another month of games and overall objectives to think about.

“Winning team of the month will count for nothing if we don’t achieve what we want to which is trying to be in and around the promotion hunt or to win something.

“It is much the same on a Saturday. There is no point performing well if you don’t win the game and that’s the way we look at it.

“The question we ask ourselves now is can we go another month unbeaten and win the majority of games in October?”

City will link up for training again tonight with talks set to take place with goalkeeper Matt Gwynne.

The custodian injured his hand in the 6-1 win at Dunkirk with first-choice Dan Jezeph playing the six league matches since and newcomer Sam Gilder providing back up.

Gwynne is also registered with West Midlands (Regional) League outfit Pegasus Juniors where he has played once, keeping their only clean sheet of the campaign so far in a 1-0 home victory over Wellington on August 27.

“We need to touch base with Matt,” said Vincent.

“I plan to catch up with him at training to see where he is with the injury but at the moment, Dan is playing really well and Sam has been our number two for the past couple of games.

“It is one for me to speak about with the gaffer (John Snape) and Matt but he remains a highly-valued member of the squad who is also a good, likeable person to have around.”