David Steele wary of the difficult tests ahead for Silksworth

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SECRETARY David Steele reckons it’s a revolving door at Silksworth Rangers, who are again forced to ring the changes for tomorrow’s Wearside League game at in-form Wolviston.

“Chris Crumbie, Adam Drayton and Garreth Carr have left the club but we have five players returning at Wolviston,” he said.

“We’ve signed Stephen Usher from Boldon CA and Leon Symonds from local football. In addition, John McLean, Michael Curtis and Anton Crann are back.”

Silksworth are second bottom while Wolviston have moved up to sixth from the basement following a totally unexpected romp against top six side Darlington Cleveland Bridge on Wednesday.

Steele added: “Until midweek, they were struggling but they’ll be buoyant after hitting Gateshead for six. It will be another difficult test for us.”

Coxhoe Athletic prop up the table ahead of the visit from Cleator Moor Celtic.

The South Durham side welcome the return from injury of Martin Lower, Dan Petts and Adam McDonald. Christian Holiday and Darren Griffiths are also named but Dean O’Rourke cannot play.

Ashbrooke Belford House are also in the bottom four before hosting Annfield Plain at Silksworth.

Manager Tommy Dobbing, disappointed when his side conceded a last-minute winner on Wednesday night, should have Glen Moan, Stephen Halliday, Stephen Dickinson, Dale Wells, Brett Wilson and Alan Young in his plans.

Ashbrooke’s only doubts surround Kenny Taylor and Mark Green.

Annfield Plain should be stronger with the inclusion of Daniel Bruce and Scott Wallace.

Sunderland West End, now up to seventh top, are on a high before their fixture with Willington at Hall Lane. The influential Gavin Dorwood is ruled out, but David Keighley is available.

Willington, fourth from top after leading the table at one stage, miss Garreth Matthews and James Seymour while the availability of Reece Marshall is in doubt. Graeme Lazenby and Michael Yorke are included in the squad.

Second top Redcar Athletic have injury concerns for Leam Wood and Nick Ward but are hopeful that Greg Booth will have recovered from illness to play a part in the home game with Prudhoe Town who name their strongest available line-up.

Gateshead Leam Rangers, playing only their second home fixture in 11 games, have Leon Kane available following suspension for the visit of Jarrow.

In-form Stockton Town, unbeaten since August, aim to stretch their outstanding form to 15 games when they line up against Darlington Cleveland Bridge who cannot call upon Brendan Lally, Dale Sheridan or David Vayro.