Manager Keith Briggs faces a selection dilemma after witnessing perennial substitute George Lomax net twice for the reserves in a 3-1 win over Curzon Ashton last night. Defender Harley Wigley picked up a knock in that game and may not be available to take his place on the bench.
Could tomorrow be the day Hyde win their first home league match since April 9, 2013? The team should finally have some confidence after handing out an 8-0 drubbing to Chadderton in midweek in the Manchester Premier Cup.
Joe Conchie and Kyle Brownhill are unavailable. Former Port Vale central defender Liam Chilvers, a product of the Arsenal Academy, could be in line for his Ewen Fields debut.
Curzon Ashton will possibly have to go to fourth-placed Stourbridge without the scorers who have them the 2-0 victory over Skelmersdale which put them top of the Evo-stik NPL premier division for 24 hours.
Matty Warburton, scorer of the opening goal, has a broken hand, while Jordan Wright is struggling with an ankle ligament injury. However, Andy Watson should return to the defence after compassionate leave.
Ashton United face Halesowen at Hurst Cross. Defender Connor Roberts-Nurse is out with a knee injury and goalkeeper Paul Phillips sits out the final instalment of a three-match ban. Lee Rick has been released.
Mossley, now up to ninth place in the first division north, cross the Pennines for a trick fixture against third-placed Farsley.
Dougie Carroll is still unavailable, Tom Murray is away and Arron Hevingham may miss the match as his wife is expecting their first child.
Centre-half Kevin McGrath has left Seel Park but co-managers Peter Band and Lloyd Morrison have signed former Curzon wide man Matty Purcell, and ex-Stalybridge midfielder Adam Parkhouse.
Droylsden are also in Yorkshire. They visit Brighouse with midfielder Sean Myler injured and Ben Deegan suspended for his red card against Darlington.
In the North West Counties League premier division, Colne are the visitors to Surrey Street where Glossop North End will be waiting for them with a fully fit squad.
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