STALYBRIDGE CELTIC step out on the Wembley trail tomorrow (Saturday) when they travel to the Midlands to take on Sutton Coldfield Town in the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy.
Liam Watson’s men will be looking for their third away victory in eight days, but they will be without midfielders Danny Wisdom and Ben McKenna, both of whom are sidelined with ankle injuries.
Striker Darius Osei and defender Jack Higgins both had to be substituted in Tuesday’s thrilling Manchester Premier Cup win at FC United and face late fitness tests. Talisman Higgins is the bigger doubt with a foot injury.
CURZON ASHTON could have four players absent for their tie at Harrogate Town. Matt Flynn has what may be a toe injury and may not be able to play again until Christmas.
Ryan Brooke starts a suspension for being sent off against North Ferriby, Cameron Mason is unavailable because of a family bereavement, and Andy Watson is doubtful because of a heavy cold.
Tom Eckersley returns to the Tameside Stadium after a brief and disappointing spell at Glossop. Defender Benito Lowe, son of Hyde United manager Gary Lowe, retains his place on the bench.
Striker Dale Johnson misses ASHTON UNITED’s game at Gainsborough Trinity with a hamstring injury. Will Haining is unavailable and defender Steve Mason is banned. Reserve midfielders Josh Steadman and Danny Vincent come into the squad.
Each winning team receives £4,000 in prize money.
In the Evo-stik NPL premier division, Shane Killock and Jordan Snodin both return to the HYDE UNITED squad for tomorrow’s home clash with Frickley Athletic as the Tigers look for their first league win since October 26.
Huddersfield Town have agreed to extend goalkeeper Ed Wilczynski’s loan arrangement for a further month.
In the first division north, DROYLSDEN welcome Kendal Town to the Butchers Arms looking to build on last week’s win at Scarborough.
Ben Hampson is back after a long lay-off with injury. Dominic Smith and Liam Baker should also be fit but Brandon Zibaka and Danny Hewitt are sidelined.
Nathan Haynes and Andrew Langford have left the Bloods.
GLOSSOP NORTH END have a trio of suspensions for the visit of Bamber Bridge – Kelvin Lugsden, Matt Russell and Dave Young. Ben Richardson remains injured.
Andy Keogh and Mitch Bryant both start three-match bans for MOSSLEY who visit Lancaster City. Mike Fish will be at a wedding.
Caldon Henson is back and former Glossop defender Andy Fitzgerald comes into the squad.