Hebburn Town boss Scott Oliver has warned his team face a fight against Brandon United tomorrow – but has no concerns about the attitude of his squad.
The Hornets travel to Northern League Division Two strugglers Brandon in decent form and boosted by a win over Willington last week.
However, he has a number of selection problems in wide areas, with Glen Hargrave suspended, last week’s hero Adam Rundle working and the injured James Davidson missing the game.
Chris Feasey will need a fitness test after coming off after an hour last week against Willington with a tight hamstring, and Oliver is desperate to have the former South Shields winger available.
Oliver said: “Brandon are fighting to get some extra points so they don’t get dragged into the relegation battle so like last week I expect a tough battle.
“Their pitch will be very heavy and again we will need a strong bench like last Saturday to help us.
“It is important Feasey is fit as he is a game changer and without Hargrave and Rundle we lack wide men in our squad tomorrow. “
While Hebburn’s recent difficulties are well documented, Oliver remains upbeat, adding: “Last Saturday was a tough slog but we found a way to win in the end.
“We want to finish the season well. The lads trained on Wednesday night in atrocious conditions and continue to show great attitudes in our current situation.
“Two home games follow tomorrow’s match and with the crowds we are getting now a win at Brandon will help set us up nicely for those games.”