CINDERFORD director of rugby Paul Morris says he believes his side deserve the National Two South title – but they have to prove it in their final four fixtures.

Table-topping Cinderford can take a huge step to securing the championship if they can emulate title rivals Chinnor and win at Redruth’s Recreation Ground in Cornwall on Saturday.

The Foresters lost 54-11 at Redruth last year and only Chinnor have won at there this season, so the Cornishmen possibly represent Cinderford’s hardest task in their remaining four league games.

“Most sides who have lost only once in 26 games with only four to go would be confident of being champions,” Morris said.

“However, the gap between us and Chinnor is too close.

“Chinnor are not going to go away. They are too good.

“We believe they will get 20 points from their last 4 games and we need to match that. To do this we have to win in Cornwall.

“Our previous result this season at home to Redruth [a 49-19 win] counts for nothing.

“We are fully aware of how difficult a game it will be but we are ready and excited about the challenge and the rewards a positive outcome will bring.”

Whilst Cinderford are at Redruth on Saturday, Chinnor will be visiting fourth-placed Taunton, so this weekend could be pivotal in the April battle to see which of the two sides are crowned champions.

“We are travelling on Friday night so we will have no excuses about tiredness on Saturday,” Morris added.

“We are on a 20-game winning run and have only dropped one point in that time so form is not an issue.

“Injuries are minimal and only tight head Tim Brockett, who is in South Africa, is unavailable so we have no excuses with the quality of our squad either.

“We will have decent travelling support and the commitment of our supporters is something we as a playing squad will hopefully match.

“Redruth are a side and club we fully respect and admire and our training intensity, this week, will reflect the challenge they present.

“They put 50 points on us down there last season but we are a very different outfit now to then. There are no ghosts for us.

“We hope to emphasise that on Saturday. If we win then we will be within touching distance of being champions.

“I believe we deserve to be so, but to be so you have to earn it over 30 games and not 26!”