THREE new faces come into the Hyde reckoning for tomorrow’s FA Trophy second round tie at North Ferriby.
Midfielder Danny Racchi has moved to Ewen Fields from Icelandic club Valur Reykjavik, Tyler Devlin was top scorer in the Manchester League last season while playing for Dukinfield Town, and Guiseley defender Danny Hall returns to Ewen Fields where he was part of manager Gary Lowe’s Conference North championship squad in 2011-12.
The only injury doubt is Adam Thurston who has what Lowe describes as a little bit of a back problem. He will be assessed before the game.
Ashley Timms retains his place in goal as Connor Hunt has returned to Everton. Midfielder Ted Cribley’s loan spell from Barrow will not be extended for a third month.
Lowe said: “Ted’s been unlucky. It was part of the deal that he couldn’t play against Barrow so he didn’t play last Sunday. I can’t take the risk of keeping him when I’ve never seen him play.”
The Tigers should go into the tie with some confidence having beaten North Ferriby 1-0 in mid-December. If they go through they will pick up £6,000 in prize money.
In Vanarama North, resurgent Stalybridge Celtic visit Colwyn Bay looking for their fourth win on the bounce.
Kevin Holsgrove picked up a knock in last Sunday’s battling win at Solihull but is expected to play, and the Bridge will welcome back Sheffield United loanee Dominic Calvert-Lewin who missed that game with a hip injury.
There will be a third debut for Stephen Brogan who has returned to Bower Fold after spells at Guiseley, Forest Green and Southport. Stefan Galinski’s loan move from Boston United has been made permanent.
Curzon Ashton meet their old nemesis Barwell – the club who put them out of both the FA Cup and Trophy – in the Evo-stik NPL premier division. They travel to the Midlands without Luke Horrocks (foot), Simon Lakeland (leg) and Alex Brown (suspended). Tom Schofield comes back into the squad after illness.
Ashton United face Stourbridge at Hurst Cross looking to reignite their promotion push after last week’s 2-0 defeat by FC United.
Paul Phillips and Gary Gee return after completing suspensions, and Brad Robinson and Steve Yarwood come into the squad. Co-bosses Phillips and Steve Halford say they are hoping to have two big signings in place for Monday.
New Mills striker Porya Ahmadi should make his Mossley debut in tomorrow’s home game with Burscough in the first division north.
Striker Sam Robinson is back after serving a one-match ban but centre-half Tom Dean is injured.
Droylsden have a full squad for their game at Clitheroe. Shaun Holder has left to join Skelmersdale United.
There are also no injury problems for Glossop North End who are away to Congleton Town in the North West Counties League premier division.