The Rebels could go seven points clear of the Robins if they win their game in hand but in midweek they were held 1-1 at Rushall Olympic while Ashton beat Kings Lynn 3-1.
Tomorrow (Saturday), it’s FC’s turn to entertain Kings Lynn while the Robins visit Buxton who started the season well but suffered indifferent form in February when they failed to win a game.
However, co-managers Paul Phillips and Steve Halford have problems in defence. The influential Jay Gorton, who suffered a broken cheekbone in last weekend’s win at Halesowen, is definitely out. Mark Haslam is described as 50/50.
Rhyl striker Ashley Stott is set to make his debut for CURZON ASHTON who are at Trafford. Team captain Sam Walker has a back injury and is unlikely to play.
After a couple of good wins, the Blues could only draw with bottom club Belper on Monday and need three points tomorrow to keep their play-off hopes alive.
In the first division north, MOSSLEY have signed Radcliffe Borough midfielder Ryan Hibbert, a product of Macclesfield Town’s youth system.
Another new face could also appear for tomorrow’s home match with Prescot Cables as the Lilywhites pick themselves up after Tuesday’s defeat by Bamber Bridge – their first of 2015 – when they succumbed to the curse of being club of the month.
Apart from long-term injury Arron Hevingham, Peter Band and Lloyd Morrison have a full squad. Dean Warburton is back in training.
DROYLSDEN have no absentees for their clash with Spennymoor at the Butchers Arms.
HYDE go into their home match with Guiseley looking to extend a three-game unbeaten league run, something they have not enjoyed since the 2012-13 season.
Defender James Burke misses out with a back injury sustained at Gainsborough last week. Academy striker George West should get a place on the bench.
Manager Gary Lowe said: “It’ll be a good test for us and there’s no reason why we can’t win.”
Relegation-haunted STALYBRIDGE CELTIC, who have failed to win any of their last six matches, have an extremely difficult four days ahead of them.
Tomorrow Vanarama North leaders Barrow are the visitors to Bower Fold and on Tuesday they travel to FA Trophy finalists North Ferriby who are in second place. After that, however, Bridge have a run of games against clubs from the other end of the table including back to back matches against Bradford Park Avenue.
Keith Briggs’s only absentee is defender Kelvin Bleau.