Didcot Town boss Stuart Peace is set to sign striker Mark Janes from Premier Division rivals Oxford City.

And he could make his Railwaymen debut at home to Hednesford on Saturday, after City boss Mike Ford agreed to waive the seven-day rule which means clubs usually have to wait a week before speaking to a transfer target.

Janes is believed to have asked for a move after being left out of City’s team for last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Weymouth and Ford reluctantly allowed him to go.

“Mark had a good pre-season and he did very well for me for the whole of last season,” said Ford, whose side travel to Truro City.

“But I left him out at Weymouth and he said he wanted to move. We had a long chat in the week and he felt he would be better off playing at Didcot.

“I don’t want him to go, but what can you do?

“I have been talking to Stuart (Peace) this week and I am happy for Mark to join Didcot.”

Peace said: “It would be good to get him on board. He has always done well against us and can offer something we don’t have.

“If City want us to wait until Wednesday we will do that, but if they agree to waive the seven-day, then he could sign for us by the weekend.”

Peace has hailed the character of his side as they look for back-to-back home wins.

The Railwaymen broke their duck on Tuesday with a 1-0 win against Bedford Town, with substitute Elliott Osbourne-Ricketts scoring a late winner.

“To be honest, I would have been happy with a scrappy win, but to play as we did and to win was very pleasing,” said Peace.

“We looked solid throughout and the lads’ attitude was spot-on. It’s only one win, I know, but that’s four points from our last two, though I think we deserved six.

“We can now start looking forward because it takes the pressure off the lads.”

Meanwhile, City defenders Craig McIllwain and Jack Ashton face fitness tests on a hamstring strain and knee injury respectively.

Banbury United boss Billy Jeffrey says he may have to dip into the transfer market if his defence doesn’t tighten up.

The Puritans, who have yet to win this season and have shipped ten goals in their first four games, travel to second-placed Chesham.

Jeffrey said: “I will see how it goes against Chesham and if it doesn’t improve then I will look at others coming in.

“You hope that people learn from their mistakes, but if they don’t, you have to change it.”

Striker Rob Foster has been released for budget reasons.

“I wanted to keep him, but we have brought in Nabil Shariff on loan from Rushden and can’t afford them both,” said Jeffrey SATURDAY'S SQUADS Didcot Tn (v Hednesford tn, home): from Warrell, Bucknor, Gunn, A Williams, Stanley, Dutton-Black, Hopkins, Witt, Heapy, Mortimer-Jones, Draycott, M Williams, Bartley, Huggins, Halls, Alexis, Osbourne-Ricketts.

Oxford City (v Truro City, away): from R Knight, Mills, Kinch, Savage, Clarke, Hector, Beechers, Malone, Faulkner, Sandy, Harding, Holman, Barcelos, Davis.

Banbury Utd (v Chesham, away): from Murrell, Stanbridge, Howarth, Gordon, Learoyd, Haisley, Cole-man, Benjamin, Shariff, Taylor, Martin, Staff, Cross, Oulton, Cray.