We return to league action on Saturday for our first home league fixture of 2019 and what a way to start, with a visit from our most local rivals from across Long Lane, Wyrley United.
While we enter the game in third place, our visitors arrive firmly in mid table in ninth position. They haven't played a game since they visited us in the League Cup last midweek and lost their three league encounters before that. Form often counts for very little in games like these however.
Speaking earlier this week, manager Matty Lovatt said 'I'm delighted to have a couple of main players back from injury and all the lads are focused on another big local derby. The two wins against the same opposition earlier in the season count for precious little, it's a derby and 50/50. Wyrley will be angry and want to put things right from their perspective after the recent Cup defeat so we know it's going to be up there as one of the hardest games of the season.'
Kick off is at 3pm at Long Lane Park, we hope to see you there.