STALYBRIDGE CELTIC travel to Boston United tomorrow (Saturday) in Vanarama North without influential midfielder Aaron Chalmers who is serving a one-game suspension as a result of his sending-off at Curzon Ashton.
Manager Liam Watson has an otherwise full-strength squad to choose from as Celtic look to stretch their unbeaten run to four games. They are looking for their first win at York Street on what will be their ninth visit.
Skipper Matty Hughes was rested for Wednesday’s Manchester Premier Cup semi-final victory over Radcliffe Borough but is expected to return to the starting line-up.
CURZON ASHTON have no fixture but travel to Tamworth on Tuesday evening.
Midfielder Billy Reeves comes into the HYDE UNITED squad for the Evo-stik NPL premier division game at sixth-placed Barwell, having been signed on loan from league one club Port Vale.
Jordan Snodin is fit again after two months out with a hamstring injury and new signings Adam Jones, Kyle Brownhill and Andreas Bianga should all figure. Striker Zeekell Parkes moves up from the academy.
However, Sam Fitton remains unavailable and Scott Spencer’s FA suspension continues until the end of the month.
The Tigers badly need some points having failed to win a league match since October 26.
Rushall Olympic are the visitors to Hurst Cross where ASHTON UNITED will have to face them without Martin Pilkington who has a foot injury. Defender Cavell Coo remains sidelined with a damaged hip.
In the first division north MOSSLEY welcome back Scott Cheetham and Godwin Abadaki for their game at rock-bottom New Mills.
Defender Kevin McGrath has joined Ramsbottom but travelling in the opposite direction is midfielder Max Harrop. Centre-back Liam Baker has moved to Seel Park from Winsford United.
Midfielder Shaquille Clarke is unavailable for DROYLSDEN who travel to top-of-the-table Northwich Victoria who are now managed by former Curzon coach Adam Lakeland. James Hampson remains injured.
The suspended Eddie Moran is the only absentee for GLOSSOP NORTH END who welcome Harrogate Railway Athletic to Surrey Street.
have an 8.30am pitch inspection arranged in case they have to tell their visitors — Evo-stik NPL premier division leaders Blyth Spartans — not to travel. If the match is played, several new signings could figure for the Tigers who have not won a league game since the end of October.
Lowe has signed defender Kyle Brownhill on a month’s loan from Telford United. Defender Adam Jones returns to Ewen Fields from Shaw Lane Aquaforce, and the Hyde boss has also picked up French-born Congolese former Burnley midfielder Andreas Bianga. Striker Frank Van Gils joins from FC United.
Scott Spencer, still suffering the effects of a knee injury, is under a month’s ban for not immediately reporting to the FA “an approach by a third party related to seeking to influence the outcome or conduct of a match or competition” even though he was not involved in any attempt to fix matches and did not accept any money or gifts.
On the injury front, Sam Fitton is unlikely to return before mid-March. Jordan Snodin is described as a week away. Young Adam Jones faces another two to three weeks out.