GOALKEEPER Hakan Burton is doubtful for CURZON ASHTON’S Vanarama North clash with Telford United at the Tameside Stadium tomorrow (Saturday) following a cycling accident which forced him to miss Monday’s 2-1 defeat by Darlington.
Defender Connor Hampson is rated as 50/50 because of a shoulder injury. Northern Ireland winger John Gorman is the same, but in his case because of a hamstring strain.
Striker Max Hazeldine, who has joined the Nash on a three-month loan from League Two Accrington Stanley, could make his first start having come off the bench in midweek.
Defender Danny Shaw is back in full training and should be available for selection within the next two weeks.
STALYBRIDGE CELTIC are facing an early-season injury crisis ahead of their trip to Kidderminster Harriers.
Manager Liam Watson will be without defenders Matty Hughes (hamstring) and John Shaw (ill), as well as midfielders
Callum Bagshaw (ankle) and Kristian Platt (Achilles).
Jimmy Ball is doubtful with the groin injury that forced him out of Tuesday’s defeat at Telford.
However, loan signing Graham Kelly impressed in that game and the Sheffield United youngster is a definite starter.
New signing Paul Foy has also been drafted into the squad after missing the start of the season through suspension.
Celtic will be looking to snap a run of three consecutive defeats but they have failed to win at Aggborough in ten previous visits.
Unbeaten ASHTON UNITED get an early test of their promotion credentials when they face the Evo-stik NPL premier division leaders at Hurst Cross. Hednesford Town have won both opening fixtures.
The Robins go into the game with Will Haining, Tunji Moses and Grant Shenton all injured. Midfielder Matt Chadwick is unavailable.
All the remaining Tameside and Glossop clubs are taking part in the preliminary round of the FA Cup where each winning side will pick up £1,925.
James Burke faces a pre-match fitness test for HYDE UNITED, who are competing at this level for the first time since 2003. The defender went over on an ankle in training. Striker Curtly Martin-Wyatt, who was unable to play at Colwyn Bay in midweek because of shin problems, may miss out again. The same condition could rule out Nathan Woodward.
Midfielder Damase Kiwanda comes into the reckoning for MOSSLEY — who are home to Hemsworth — having signed from Curzon Ashton.
Striker Jordan Bove, who has been linked with a move into Scottish football, is also ready to step in, as is former Stalybridge forward Nathan Quinlan.
Tom Dean and Tom Pratt remain suspended, and Desi Flanagan and Tom Murray have left Seel Park. Summer signing Steve Yarwood needs a hernia operation.
GLOSSOP NORTH END, at home to Brighouse, have a full squad. It’s understood DROYLSDEN (home to Radcliffe) could have a couple of players out but assistant-boss Aeon Lattie refused to name names.