PLAYER movements registered with the Evo-stik Northern Premier League from Sunday, November 19, to 11am on Saturday, November 25.
Adam Morning from Colne to Glossop North End
Michael Connor from FC United to Glossop North End
Harry Pratt from Chorley to Mossley
IF the FA Trophy is about stepping into the unknown, CURZON ASHTON have missed out. Tomorrow (Saturday) in the third qualifying round they will find themselves visit Leamington who are just beneath them in the National League North table.
Manager John Flanagan has a quarter of injured players on the verge of a return but it’s very unlikely that any of them will feature at Harbury Lane.
Richie Baker is in light training after a hamstring problem and Tyrell McKenzie is 90 per cent fit following a thigh strain. Both could figure next weekend.
Paul Marshall (heel) could be back by Christmas, as could Andreas Bianga who has started training after a broken metatarsal.
STALYBRIDGE CELTIC will be rank underdogs when they travel to the North East to take on National League North high-fliers Blyth Spartans.
The Bower Fold side have recorded only one away win in their last 26 attempts while Spartans are unbeaten at home in the league since August.
Steve Burr’s men will have to attempt to pull off the unlikeliest of results without central defender Ross Killock who limped off with a pulled muscle in last weekend’s 2-1 defeat at Hednesford Town.
Striker Lewis Lacy returns from suspension for GLOSSOP NORTH END who are home to Workington.
Central defender Adam Jones is rated as 50/50 while Michael Connor is suspended. Dale Johnson and Ben Deegan are both doubtful.
Domaine Rouse is the only absentee for DROYLSDEN who will have to bridge a two-division gap if they are to get anything from National League North Telford United. Rouse could return next weekend.
Each winning side in the Trophy will receive £5,000 in prize money.
HYDE UNITED, who suffered their first Evo-stik NPL first division north defeat of the season at Clitheroe last Saturday, have to visit table-topping Bamber Bridge.
Jack Stockdill and skipper Paddy Milly are both injured. However, influential midfielder Big Khamsuk – now on a contract – returns. New signing Dominic Marie could feature.
MOSSLEY, who are home to Brighouse Town, have lost the services of winger Marko Basic who has been recalled from his loan spell by Halifax Town.
Liam Ellis and Cedric Krou are back in contention and striker Harry Pratt has been signed on loan from Chorley.
ASHTON UNITED have no match.
PLAYER movements registered with the Evo-stik Northern Premier League from Sunday, November 12, to 11am on Saturday, November 18.
Sebastian Julien from Stalybridge Celtic to Atherton Collieries
Adam Morning from Colne to Glossop North End
Michael Connor from FC United of Manchester to Glossop North End
Dominic Marie from Marine to Hyde United
Ben Purdham from Curzon Ashton to Prescot Cables
STRIKER Ryan Brooke could make his return for CURZON ASHTON tomorrow (Saturday) when they visit Nuneaton in National League North.
Brooke, who re-signed for the Nash last week, is a product of the Oldham Athletic youth system and has also played for Altrincham. He spent three seasons at the Tameside Stadium before joining Nantwich in the summer of 2016.
Sam Madeley is available after overcoming a torn hamstring picked up in training. But Curzon will have to travel to Warwickshire without the services of Richie Baker (hamstring strain) and Tyrell McKenzie (torn thigh).
Paul Marshall’s heel injury continues to improve and he should be available by the end of the month.
In the Evo-stik NPL premier division, STALYBRIDGE CELTIC have a clean bill of health as they embark on a run of five away games in a row, with seven of the next eight being on the road.
Steve Burr’s men have won only one of 25 away games in 2017 so an upturn in fortunes is required as they try to climb the table.
They travel to Hednesford with new acquisitions Connor Hughes and Jordan Chapell both likely to start. Striker Liam Dickinson picked up a knock in last weekend’s FA Trophy victory over Rushall Olympic but is fit to play.
ASHTON UNITED, who lost on penalties after two Trophy draws with Warrington, face midtable Barwell at Hurst Cross.
Winger Matt Chadwick misses the match but Rick Smith is back in the Robins squad after being recalled from his loan spell at Atherton Collieries.
GLOSSOP NORTH END co-managers Paul Phillips and Steve Halford have a string of players unavailable for their first division north home clash with Tadcaster and are hoping to make two emergency signings.
Adam Jones, Chris Baguley, Dale Johnson, Jay Gorton and Ben Deegan are all out because of injury or illness. Lewis Lacy is suspended and Zeph Thomas is rated 50/50 because of a virus.
DROYLSDEN face a stiff test when they visit title favourites South Shields who have lost only one league match all season. The Bloods’ own unbeaten run, which stretched back into September, ended in midweek when they lost 3-1 at Nantwich in the Integro Cup.
Domaine Rouse is again out with a long-standing ankle injury while there are doubts over Ciaran Kilheeney, Alex Frost and Gerard Kinsella.
Influential midfielder Big Khamsuk misses HYDE UNITED’S game at Clitheroe although manager Darren Kelly has not said why. Ryan Ellison is also ruled out but Chris Sutherland may make a comeback.
Halifax winger Marko Basic is stay on loan at MOSSLEY for another month. Centre-back Jamie McLellan comes back into the reckoning for the game at Colwyn Bay but midfielder Rory Fallon has returned to Curzon Ashton.
PLAYER movements registered with the Evo-stik Northern Premier League from Sunday, November 5, to 11am on Saturday, November 11.
Jordan Chapell from Chester to Stalybridge Celtic (loan)
Makhosini Khanye from Staines Town to Ashton United
Gerard Kinsella from Warrington Town to Droylsden
Scott Metcalfe from Droylsden to Ossett Albion
Richard Smith from Radcliffe Borough to Ashton United
NEW signing Makhosini Ryan-Khanye goes straight into the ASHTON UNITED squad for tomorrow (Saturday’s) FA Trophy second qualifying round tie at Warrington Town.
The left-back, who has family in Warrington, had trials at Crewe over the summer. When he failed to secure a deal, he moved south and trained with National League South club Whitehawk in Brighton.
Alex Johnson is unavailable because of work commitments and Mason Fawns has what manager Jody Banim describes as a bit of a knock. Richard Smith has been recalled from loan at Atherton LR but cannot play because he is cup-tied.
Said Banim: “Atherton played Rick in the Trophy without our knowledge. We’re a bit annoyed about it.”
Considering the game, Banim added: “It’s not a tie I would have chosen but we’ve beaten Warrington twice already. We’ve been on a good run recently so we’ll go there with a lot of confidence.”
STALYBRIDGE CELTIC will be looking to bounce back after two shocking results when they entertain Rushall Olympic.
Steve Burr’s men were beaten 5-0 at home by Mickleover last weekend and then crashed to a 3-0 Integro Cup defeat at Evo-stik North Ramsbottom United on Tuesday.
Burr has moved to strengthen his squad by bringing in wide man Jordan Chappell on loan from Chester, and has promoted midfielder Josh Ramsden into the first-team squad from the reserves.
Matty Wolfenden and Liam Dickinson are available after missing the league cup tie through injury but midfielder Tom Brown faces a late fitness test after picking up a knock last Saturday.
Jay Gorton and Jason Hill both miss GLOSSOP NORTH END’s home clash with Leek Town. Centre-back Adam Jones is 50/50. Striker Lewis Lacy returns to the squad after injury.
DROYLSDEN face a long journey to Lincolnshire to take on midtable Evo-stik NPL first division south outfit Stamford.
The Bloods, who are unbeaten in nine matches in a run going back to September 23, will welcome back Alex Frost. However, Domaine Rouse has aggravated an old ankle injury and is ruled out.
Former Everton youngster Gerard Kinsella has joined Droylsden from Warrington Town. The midfielder, who has also played for Plymouth Argyle, Fleetwood, Telford and Hyde United, was part of the same Goodison Park youth team as Ross Barkley.
Scott Metcalfe has been released and has joined Ossett Albion.
Each winning side in the FA Trophy will receive £4,000 in prize money.
Defender Jonathan Hunt could make his long-awaited return to the CURZON ASHTON team for the home clash with Southport. However, manager John Flanagan rates Jordan Wright as 50/50 following the recurrence of a hamstring problem.
Paul Marshall’s heel injury is showing improvement but it could be another two weeks before he is fit.
In the Evo-stik NPL first division north, MOSSLEY will have to face bottom club Goole at Seel Park without Jack Tuohy, Elliot Harrison and James-McLean Oppong.
HYDE UNITED, who drew at Colne in midweek after squandering a 2-0 lead, are home to Ossett Albion as they look to extend their 21-game unbeaten league run which stretches back into last season.
Ryan Ellison and Chris Sutherland will again miss out although Sutherland trained last night and is thought to be close to a comeback. Luke Porritt, who had to come off at Colne, also trained and should be able to play.
Tom Pratt needed treatment for a sore shoulder. He faces a late fitness test but should be okay.