GEOFF Roberts hopes Sedgley Tigers can start a new chapter as they face Old Albanians in the National League play-off this Saturday.

Old Albanians have home advantage for the promotion decider but a Sedgley win will see the club return to National League One after a three-year absence.

The Tigers spent the previous decade in the top three tiers of English rugby and will be back at level three if they clinch their first promotion in 12 years.

“It wouldn't be unknown territory for us,” said coach Roberts.

“We even had five years in the Championship from 2004-2009. We had some big teams and top internationals coming to play here.

“It was a great part of the club's history and it'd be nice to get up there again. We want to play at the highest level we can and test ourselves.”

Sedgley will travel to St Albans on a high having finished their league campaign with a third straight win last Saturday.

The Tigers had already clinched the National Two North runners-up spot but maintained their momentum with a 52-6 win at Harrogate.

Matt Riley and Paul Urmston tries helped Sedgley to a 10-6 lead at half-time and, aided by a yellow card for Harrogate's Sam Brady on 56 minutes, the Tigers then turned the screw.

Riley completed a hat-trick while his brother Andy, Steve Collins and Rob Holloway also crossed.

Sedgley were awarded a penalty try too, but most importantly for Roberts, no-one joined Ben Lloyd, Shaun Manley, Mike Waywell and Jamie Harrison on the injury list.

The club is running a supporters coach to Saturday's game, which kicks off at 2.30pm.