GARY LOWE has major headaches ahead of tomorrow (Saturday’s) home fixture with Evo-stik NPL premier division promotion challengers Darlington.
Definitely out for HYDE UNITED are Jordan Snodin and Sam Fitton, who have hamstring injuries, and Ryan Ellison who has a damaged calf. Reece Gray and Andy Pearson both complete the final instalment of their three-match ban.
Spencer Harris, who was substituted at half time in last weekend’s abandoned game with Buxton, also with a hamstring injury, is expected to be fit.
Striker Eddie Toner is available for ASHTON UNITED after returning to Hurst Cross from Telford United. But Matt Chadwick and Alex Frost both miss the game at Skelmersdale.
In the first division north, MOSSLEY bring in FC United midfielder Scott Cheetham for their match at Warrington Town. Tom Pratt is back in contention but Andy Keogh, Mike Thomas and Kyle McGonigle remain banned.
DROYLSDEN’S only absentee for their home clash with Scarborough Athletic is the suspended Ed Dryden whose loan from Stoke City ends tomorrow. GLOSSOP NORTH END have a full squad for their match with Burscough at Surrey Street.
In Vanarama North, STALYBRIDGE CELTIC take on struggling Hednesford Town at Bower Fold hoping that new manager syndrome doesn’t have a part to play.
The Pitmen have appointed Frank Sinclair their new boss after sacking Bernard McNally earlier this week, but Bridge boss Liam Watson is hopeful this will eliminate any complacency from his team.
He will be without Alex Mudimu (suspended), and Jack Higgins is doubtful, but long-term injury victim Danny Wisdom has finally regained fitness. Aaron Chalmers returns after suspension and new signing Daniel Burns is in line for a home debut.