Ryan Rogers from Gretna 2008 to Glossop North End
Jon Worsnop from Ashton United to Grantham Town
Toby Savin from Accrington Stanley to Stalybridge Celtic
Non-league Football Preview
IF CURZON ASHTON are to resume the winning streak they enjoyed at the start of December, they’ll have to do so without two of the three loan players who made such a difference.
Stockport County have agreed to allow Connor Dimaio to stay at the Tameside Stadium for a further month, but fellow midfielder Lewis Doyle and striker Charlie Jolley have been recalled by their parent clubs, Accrington and Wigan Athletic.
While seeing it as a blow, manager Mark Bradshaw was philosophical, saying: “We’d hoped to keep them but that’s loans.”
The match presents the Nash with what looks like a great chance to pull away from the National League North relegation places. Alfreton, who are tomorrow (Saturday’s) visitors are only four points ahead in the table and have not won a game since mid-November.
Isaac Sinclair and Nicky Wroe have recovered from illness/injury and are back in contention.
Neighbours ASHTON UNITED, who are still looking for their first victory under manager Mike Clegg, have received some welcome good news.
Earlier today (Friday) their appeal against the red card shown to defender Stephen Rigby against FC United was upheld, which means he is free to feature in the clash with BetVictor NPL premier division leaders South Shields at Hurst Cross.
The Robins have an injury-free squad. Striker Jordan Slew has been allowed to join EFL league two strugglers Morecambe.
HYDE UNITED boss Dave McGurk chooses from the same 16 that won on New Year’s Day as he prepares to face FC United. The Tigers are hoping the attendance will match the 1,502 who were at Ashton United on December 28.
Jack Dyche starts a five-match ban in a week’s time after being sent off at the Silverlands in his first game back after a suspension for accumulating yellow cards.
Jonathan Ustabasi is the only absentee for STALYBRIDGE CELTIC who visit Scarborough. He serves a one-match ban for his dismissal in the Boxing Day derby at Ewen Fields.
Fresh from their 2-1 win over Stocksbridge, GLOSSOP NORTH END are hoping to pick up another three points at home to relegation-haunted Newcastle Town in the first division south east.
Moussa Samassa, Devon Matthews and Prince Ekpolo all return after missing out on New Year’s Day. They are in contention alongside two new signings: Spanish midfielder Victor Pons-Guerra, who was at Radcliffe pre-season, and forward Ryan Rogers from Gretna of the Scottish Lowland League.
Pons-Guerra previously played at Spanish segunda division outfit Las Palmas and for Czech first league club SK Sigma Olomouc.
In the first division north west, DROYLSDEN have a string of injuries for the visit of Widnes — Andreas Bianga, Reece Webb Foster, Rhys Clooney and Danny Wilkins. Assistant-manager Aeon Lattie puts them down to too many games in a short space of time over Christmas.
MOSSLEY boss Dave Wild picks from the same 16 that beat Droylsden for the trip to Runcorn Linnets. “They showed me and the club they know what it means to play for Mossley,” he commented.