Durham City face one Skel of a challenge

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ALTHOUGH his side has lost just once in the last six games, Durham City joint manager Lee Collings accepts it is going to be very difficult at Skelmersdale United in tomorrow’s Evo-Stick League Division One North game.

He said: “We have won four and drawn one of our last half dozen matches, losing only to leaders Chester.

“Skelmersdale are second, only four points off the top and it’s going to be a big ask, especially as we will be without two key players.”

Ross Wilkinson, who Collings claims has been immense all season at the heart of the defence, and Tommy English are sidelined.

Goalkeeper James Winter is back to full fitness but may start on the bench since Lewis Graham has been outstanding deputising in recent weeks.

There is a chance that Josh Home-Jackson might be involved.

“He’s looked sharp in training and we’ll take a look at him before kick-off,” added Collings.

In the first meeting between the sides, City led 3-2 until the final minutes before having to settle for a share of the points.

“If we play as well tomorrow as we did then, who knows what will happen, but they are not second top with 99 goals without being a very good team.”