UP to 300 Malvern Town supporters are expected to make the trip to Highworth Town on Saturday when the club play in their promotion-relegation play-off.

The Hillsiders are 90 minutes away from promotion and, despite being away from home, they will be backed by a large contingent of Malvern supporters. 

Malvern came second in the Hellenic League Premier, meaning they secured themselves a play-off match for promotion.

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The current format at Step 5 means that teams coming second play a one-off match with a side in the relegation places in the level above, Step 4, with either the Step 5 team gaining promotion or the Step 4 side winning and keeping their place in the league.

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But Malvern had to wait until Wednesday evening to discover who they would face in that one-off play-off and that has hindered their chances of organising coach travel for the supporters. 

Club chairman Chris Pinder has said that the club will continue to try and sort something out with coach companies, but has urged fans to make alternative travel plans.

"The trains are a bit rubbish to Swindon, so I would encourage fans to carpool," he said. 

"Bring your mate, your mum, your dad, bring whoever and get to Highworth; we can and will put on a performance that will justify the effort.

"This group of players have given Malvern supporters a thrilling season. With just one game to go and so much at stake, I believe that we supporters can give back to them with positive support filling the stadium."

But either way, the supporters will be travelling down in their numbers on Saturday and they will no doubt create a brilliant atmosphere.