STALYBRIDGE Celtic have an almost full squad to choose from for the visit of high-flying Chorley tomorrow (Sunday) after Boxing Day’s morale-boosting 4-2 win at Ewen Fields.
Manager Keith Briggs will again have to do without the services of suspended striker Liam Dickinson but defender Nathan Heath and forward George Lomax are both available after injury.
Celtic are looking for their first home win in nine attempts as they look to break out of the Vanarama North relegation zone.
At least four players will be missing from the Hyde squad looking to shake off the horrors of the Stalybridge defeat. Manager Scott McNiven says Matt Flynn, Adam Thurston, D’Arcy O’Connor and Connor Hughes are all unable to play at Colwyn Bay.
In the Evo-stik NPL premier division, snow has already caused Curzon Ashton’s game at Stamford to be called off.
Ashton United, whose Boxing Day game at Ramsbottom was postponed, have no new problems. Gary Gee and Paul Phillips are still banned. Chris Baguley and Martin Pilkington have had a couple of extra days to recover from the winter virus.
The Robins are home to Matlock Town in a game which kicks off at 1pm.
Kieran Kenny is the only absentee for Droylsden, who face Ossett Town at the Butchers Arms. Josh Granite misses Mossley’s home clash with Bamber Bridge because of a one-match ban.
Glossop North End, 6-0 victors over Stockport Sports on Boxing Day, have no game.