KENNY Redmond expects Oxford City Stars to be handed a tough test when they host Chelmsford Chieftains tomorrow (6.15).

The English National League South Division 2 leaders have bounced back impressively since their defeat to title rivals Bracknell Hornets a fortnight ago.

Stars have played three games more than the Berkshire club, but are four points clear at the top of the table.

Their attentions turn to Chieftains, who they beat 4-0 in Chelmsford last month, this weekend.

And head coach Redmond is under no illusions his side will be challenged at their Oxpens home.

He said: “It will be a test.

“Chelmsford are a good side and are one of the best teams we have faced this season.

“So we will need to be bang on form to ensure we get the points we need to keep the pressure on Bracknell.”

High-flying Stars are eyeing a third-straight victory after back-to-back wins over Haringey Huskies and Swindon Wildcats 2nd.

Redmond said: “We are going into the match on the back of a solid performance at Swindon.

“The Wildcats worked really hard and we put in a decent shift to overcome them overall.

“We defended well and again some of the younger players took their opportunities, which was pleasing.

“We will need to take the same work ethic into the Chelmsford game.

“The boys are looking forward to the challenge and I am sure the supporters will come in great numbers again and get behind the us.

“The atmosphere at the rink has been fantastic this season and a lot of visiting clubs comment on how good our supporters are.”