AS 11pm approaches the big question isn’t Brexit, it’s whether HYDE UNITED can make a vital signing before the transfer window closes.
Manager Dave McGurk wants to build on the success of Iliman Ndiaye, who was man of the match in last week’s victory over Grantham, by bringing in 23-year-old Reece York, a central midfielder playing for Sheffield United.
Tomorrow (Saturday) promises to be an emotional day for the Tigers as they are away to Matlock Town in the BetVictor premier division. It’ll be the Gladiators’ first match since the death of midfielder Jordan Sinnott. In common with all other NPL games there will be a minute’s silence before kick-off.
Hyde’s new keeper, Lloyd Allinson was a close friend of Sinnott and deeply affected by the tragedy. However, McGurk said: “Lloyd will be in the team. He’s very keen to play.”
Jaheim Headley is ruled out after sustaining concussion against Grantham. Jack Dyche remains suspended but Dan Turner comes back into the squad.
STALYBRIDGE CELTIC will unveil another debutant when they welcome league leaders South Shields to Bower Fold. Defender Scott Metcalfe has been signed after being released by Radcliffe.
Jonathan Ustabasi (knee) is the lone absentee as the Bridge look to end a run of three consecutive defeats and record their first win of 2020.
Form side ASHTON UNITED, now unbeaten in four matches, travel to the east coast to take on Scarborough who are managed by former Hyde United boss Darren Kelly. Apart from the suspended Jono Hunt, Mike Clegg has a full squad to choose from.
In National League North, CURZON ASHTON visit Kettering Town, the team immediately above them in the table.
Tunde Bayode is sidelined with a hamstring strain but George Broadbent and Oliver Thornley are both back in contention.
After taking four points from the last two matches, manager Mark Bradshaw is hoping the Nash can further extend the gap between them and the relegation places which now stands at five points.
MOSSLEY will have a new man in goal at home to Marske in the BetVictor NPL first division north west. Theo Roberts has broken a bone in his hand so Dave Wild has signed Liam Lovell on loan from Curzon.
Dave Pace is looking to make a couple of signings ahead of Ramsbottom’s visit to DROYLSDEN.
Kane Hickman (broken toe), Jamie Frost (ligaments) and Rhys Clooney are all out, Andreas Bianga is doubtful, and Dom Smith needs a fitness test on his back. However, defender Diego Lattie returns after a long period of injury.
Jack O’Leary goes into the GLOSSOP NORTH END squad for the all-Derbyshire clash at Ilkeston in the first division south east.
Scott Kay starts a three-match ban and Bakari Coulibaly remains sidelines with a knee injury.