By Paul Webster
Stocksbridge Park Steels will be expected to pick up all-three points this weekend when they visit bottom of the table Romulus.
Steels - fourth in Division One South - have been beaten just twice in the last 14 league outings, while Romulus have managed just two wins in 16 league games this term. However, the Midlands outfit best work has come at home where they have picked up eight of their nine-points on the synthetic surface.
Manager Chris Hilton though says it will be a depleted Steels side that travels to Coles Lane.
“We’ve got a few injuries and suspensions so we’ll be down to the bare bones. I might have to consider calling back a couple of players that are out on loan,” said the Stocksbridge boss.
“George (Grayson), and Brodie (Litchfield) are both suspended. Richard Stirrup, Alex Wiles and Ryan Laight are out on top of which we’ve lost Luke Mangham with a long term injury. Will (Osgathorpe) picked up a knock against Staveley and he’s doubtful. So we’re really struggling in terms of bodies but we should at least have Jack Poulton back.
“We’re seven undefeated despite only playing well in patches, so we’ll go there looking to extend that run although we may have to alter our shape because of the injury situation.”
Stocksbridge did the league double over Romulus last term winning both games 1-0.