SUNDERLAND West End will hope to capitalise on Seaton Carew’s long losing sequence when they visit the Seasiders in the Wearside League tomorrow.
Lloyd Conlon, Jamie Fryatt and Josh Cotton return and David Keithley will lead the attack after scoring twice in his previous outing.
Ashbrooke Belford House make the long journey to Whitehaven and, although new signing Lewis Heron is included, David Christie, Ian Potts and Lee McAndrews are unavailable.
With Stockton Town on cup duty and Horden CW without a fixture, Easington Colliery have the chance to close in on the pair when they visit Hartlepool.
The Colliers welcome back Ian Redman, Brett Gallatt, Michael Turnbull and Dale Spence, but Shane O’Brien can’t play against his former club because of suspension.
Hartlepool are considerably stronger, with nine players back in the frame. Bradley Staunch, Shaun Scotter, Luke Naylor, Danny Butler, Joe Osbourne, Shannon Davis, Lee Jones, Mattie Kelsey and Kyle McDermott are all in the squad.
Harton and Westoe host Leam Rangers in a bottom-three clash. Harton are rocked by the loss of Jon Armstrong for the foreseeable future and another absentee tomorrow is the suspended Sean Flood.
Leam are more fortunate. Newcomers Andrew Cameron, David Mould and Brodie Simpson are expected to be involved at some stage, together with Tony Mpwilu, Andy Hebron, Craig Hall and Mick McCaffrey, who have completed bans.
Stockton Town will be unable to call upon Tony Johnson for the remainder of the season after he was injured at work.
Scott Meehan is doubtful for tomorrow’s Shipowners Cup semi-final, but Chris Dunwell and Danny Briggs come in for the visit of Redcar Athletic.
Jamie Lee has completed a ban and Stockton are optimistic that Chris Bivens will have recovered from a long term leg injury to be involved at some stage.
In the Wearside League Cup, Jarrow will hope to make home advantage count against bottom side Wolviston.
Gary Frater, Gary Taylor and Alexander Bone come into contention, but David Conroy has returned to South Shields.
Wolviston, with only two wins in 18 games, have transferred James Rowe to Sunderland RCA.
In the other first round tie, Spennymoor Town Reserves line up Reece Kenney and Gavin Brown, but the fitness of Neil Charlton will need to be assessed before the kick-off against Prudhoe Town, who have Kevin Moreland replacing Conner Powell.