TAUNTON TOWN head of football Rob Dray said “we need a reaction” in tomorrow’s home match with Wimborne Town (3pm).

The Peacocks have lost three of their last four Southern League Premier Division games, but they do remain fifth in the table.

Regarding tomorrow’s visitors to the Cygnet Health Care Stadium, 13th-placed Wimborne, he added: “They’ve done well in recent weeks; they’re well organised and tough to break down.

“We need to see a reaction [to last weekend’s defeat] and put in maximum effort.”

Dray expects to have a full squad at his disposal, with Nick Grimes fit again and Dan Sullivan back from suspension.

He has also been boosted by midfielder Harry Kite's loan deal from Exeter City being extended until the end of the season.

"Harry's a great kid," said Dray, who has challenged Kite to "show his professional quality when playing for us".

Yesterday evening brought news that Ross Staley had rejoined the club - though he may not be thrown straight in tomorrow.

The opposition

Games between Taunton and Wimborne tend not to be short of goals.

The Peacocks have had the upper hand so far this season, winning 3-0 at Cuthbury in August and then 4-1 at home in the FA Trophy in October (after a 2-2 draw forced a replay).

Last season their meetings finished 4-2 (to Taunton) and 1-1, and 3-3 and 1-1 the year before that.

Andrew Neal has four goals in the three games between the sides this campaign, and is the division’s top scorer on 15, but Wimborne’s Tony-James Lee is not far behind, on 11.

The Magpies lie 13th in the Premier South table, having recovered from a horrendous October, which saw them lose five on the trot.

They are unbeaten in their last three league games, winning at home to Poole Town (2-1) and Blackfield & Langley (2-0), and drawing at Hartley Wintney (2-2).

Top scorer Lee has two goals in those three matches, with the other goals shared between Curtis Young, Luke Burbidge, Samuel Poole and Antonio Diaz.

Wimborne had been due to travel to Weston-super-Mare on Tuesday night, but that fixture fell victim to Storm Brendan.