RYHOPE CW aim to regain second place when they line up against Boldon CA in the Wearside League tomorrow but manager Martin Swales cannot name two of his regular squad.
Club captain Phil Hall and Richard Jordan are suspended and additionally, he awaits news on the availability of David Newby and John Butler.
Boldon have improved recently but are third bottom with only five wins in 23 attempts.
Easington Colliery lead the table and, at Willington, manager Andy Colledge can call upon goalkeeper Joe Atherton but fullback Chris Hall and midfielder Chris Tarn are carrying knocks.
Willington welcome the return of Wayne Dobinson and Paul Thorns and Adam Stocks will continue in goal.
New Marske have moved into second position nine points behind Easington with a game in hand on the leaders. The Seasiders visit Wolviston with a full-strength squad, including Marc Dawson while the hosts are pleased to have Aaron Foley back from Stokesley.
Newcomer Chris Moore is pencilled in to make his debut and Gavin Jackson could also come into contention.
Silksworth entertain Cleator Moor Celtic and manager Steven Smith reports that team captain Dean Hannah, John McClean and Jonathon Fox are ruled out. Goalkeeper Anthony Mustard is a doubt and so too is Paul Carr.
Houghton Town, whose midweek fixture was postponed, are anxious for their game at Stockton Town to go ahead.
Joint manager Anthony Cooper cannot name Adam Summerson. Billy Harrison or Sam Williamson.
Lewis Hutchinson, Michael Charlton and Chris Charlton are all unavailable for Ashbrooke Belford House’s visit to Jarrow but manager Tommy Dobbing can call upon David Scott and Ryan Steel. He’s also confident that Glen Moan and David Christie will make the squad.
A blow to Annfield Plain is news that William Jarvis will not play again this season. Jonathon Kemp has recovered from flu and could play a part in the home game with Coxhoe Athletic, who expect to hand a debut to Patrick Wheatley.
Hartlepool go to Redcar Athletic, while Darlington Cleveland Bridge travel to bottom of the table Prudhoe Town.