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By Paul Webster

Stocksbridge Park Steels travel to Belper Town in a clash that sees both teams still in the running for a play-off place although its very much a game neither side can afford to lose.

Steels are 10-points adrift of the top five but with games in hand on all the teams above them. Including the Nailers who will start the game in 12th two points better of then Chris Hilton’s side.

Belper have lost just once in the last eight league outings but five of those have ended in stalemates that has cost the host vital ground in the chase for a top five finish, while Stocksbridge have won three and drawn one of their last six but have not played since the narrow 1-0 reversal at leaders Shaw Lane AFC last month.

Meanwhile Stocksbridge have announced the signing of Richard Stirrup for a third time although the midfielder will not be involved this weekend as the club awaits international clearance.