OXFORD City Stars are fully focused on the season run-in – but need rivals Bracknell Hornets to drop points to secure the title.

The side, who are preparing to face Cardiff Fire today, have been top of English National League South Division 2 since September.

But Hornets, who sit five points behind, have three games in hand on Stars.

The Berkshire club lost to Slough Jets last weekend, but will clinch the title if they win all of their remaining games.

Stars’ head coach Kenny Redmond said: “The league is hotting up now and all we can do is play our games and make sure we give ourselves the best chance possible of winning the league.

“We need to win our remaining three games and hope Bracknell drop some points.

“Bracknell have had a great season and it will go to the wire.

“We have to focus on ourselves and go and get the points in Cardiff to set us up for the final games against Solent.

“We have had two weeks off, which has given some of the players suffering with injuries time to recover.

“We had a good training session this week and everyone is in good spirits and up for the challenge.

“Teams still have to play each other at the top of the table, so there is everything to play for.”

Stars visit Cardiff today, before hosting Solent at Oxpens next Sunday and travelling to Gosport for the final league game of the season on April 7.

A play-off competition will follow the league – offering the opportunity for 8 teams to compete for promotion.

Defenceman Josh Florey returns after recovering from a hand injury, while forward Dax Hedges is back in contention after suffering concussion.

Redmond said: “Having Florey, Hedges and Elliott back from injury has been a big boost, we have been short across most of the season in one way or another.

“Hedges looked really sharp in training and his fitness levels are first-class.”

But Stars are still without Jason Ikin who suffered multiple fractures to his wrist during Oxford’s away win at Invicta last month.

Redmond added: “We all wish Jason a speedy recovery from a horrible break. He is a good young lad and are offering all the support we can.”