PLAY-OFF FINAL: BIG GAME PREVIEW
Leek Town travel to Ilkeston's New Manor Ground for the Play-off final looking to upset the odds and claim promotion to the Premier Division.
Blues know it will be tough with Ilkeston favourites in most people's book having finished two places and nine points above Leek in the table.
They also have home advantage and had a much more comfortable semi-final with a 7-0 victory over Sheffield on Monday night.
Blues, on the other hand played 48 hours later and endured 120 minutes and penalties in the stunning comeback at Carlton Town in their semi.
However, despite the odds seemingly stacked in the Robins favour, Leek revel in the role of the underdog and their never say die attitude has not gone un-noticed by Ilkeston manager Kevin Wilson.
The Robins’ management were out in force at Stoke Lane on Wednesday, checking on the opposition, and Kevin Wilson applauded the efforts of Leek in coming from behind to snatch victory.
He said: “Carlton looked to have things under control but Leek are a side who always keep going. We need to be very aware of the fact that they make a habit of coming back from the ‘dead’."
That spirit was very much evident in Town's epic victory at the New Manor Ground in February, where despite being under heavy pressure, Leek snatched a 4-3 victory late on, after being pegged back from 2-0 and 3-2 in front.
That defeat was the last time Ilkeston were beaten at home and since then they have reeled off six straight home wins and recorded six clean sheets in their nine matches played.
Blues will be looking to their impressive away record to stand them in good stead, with only four defeats on their travels all season in 25 League and FA Cup games.
Lee Casswell (pictured) has only one injury worry with Dan Cope, who went off on Wednesday night facing a fitness test.
Town supporters are reminded that there is segregation in place and that we will be housed at the Car Park end, entering the ground through turnstile B.
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