Six back as Rangers eye quick double

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SILKSWORTH Rangers aim to complete the double over Annfield Plain when the Wearside League sides meet for the second time in four days tomorrow, writes MALCOLM PRATT.

After thrashing Plain in the league, tomorrow’s encounter gives Rangers the opportunity to progress in the Monkwearmouth Cup.

Rangers are boosted by the availability of six players. John McLean, Michael Renshaw, John Turvey and Dylan Holden will compete for starting spots alongside new signings Andrew Baxter and Glen Hargreaves.

Sunderland West End break new ground at Richmond Town where Stephen Bogie and Anthony Stubbs could play a part, but goalkeeper Scott Young is ruled out.

Peterlee Town are at bottom club Wolviston, where they expect to name Luke Page and Farran Pope in their squad, but injuries sideline Brett Gillat and Liam Dunn.

Easington Colliery chairman Paul Adamson has delayed announcing his side to host Boldon CA. The Colliers are still looking for a manager to replace Denis Brown.

“We are hoping to bring someone in with a coaching background and with determination and enthusiasm to match that of the committee,” said Adamson.

“We are a growing club with seven junior teams and more to follow. Our double aim is to develop the youngsters and return to the Ebac Northern League as quickly as possible.”

Boldon have Michael Meek and Paul Hobson banned.

Jarrow miss Lee Brand, John Tennet and Paul Trosh against Prudhoe Town, who anticipate fielding their first-choice line-up.

Willington are at Northern League Seaham Red Star in the first qualifying round of the FA Carlsberg Vase.

Following eight consecutive victories, the leaders aim to upset the form book but they will have to do so without Stephen Howe and Adam Pinkney.

Three league games are also scheduled.

Ashbrooke Belford House are at Leam Rangers, with Martin Deacon, Mark Green and David Scott coming into boss Tommy Dobbing’s plans, as will Paul Robertson if he passes a itness test.

Leam have experienced a surfeit of injuries. Adam Carr, Jordan Hutchinson, Chris Lowther, Joe Adams and Adam Thompson all missed out in midweek and might not be available tomorrow.

Assistant Steve Kilpatrick will be in charge of Coxhoe Athletic because boss Alan Cairns is away. Ian Danby and Chris Baxter are out for the visit of Stockton Town, while Redcar Athletic face Cleator Moor.