PETERLEE Town aim to continue their climb up the Wearside League table when they visit Gateshead Leam Rangers tomorrow.
Their chances are boosted by the return of fit-again Liam Frame, Farran Pope and Liam Dunn while Craig McManus is also added to the squad.
The Newtowners though cannot call upon Ian Redman or Paul Clark.
Newcomer Damien Stevens could be included in the Leam Rangers squad and Liam Barnett, last season’s top scorer, showed no after effects after making his comeback last weekend.
Mark Williams is also returning to full fitness but Anthony Brewis is struggling with an ankle injury and unlikely to play.
Easington Colliery, with just one win and a draw from seven attempts, have home advantage over Wolviston who have claimed only one point out of a possible 21.
The Colliers miss Chris Pringle but Chris Tarn could make his comeback after a long layoff and chairman Paul Adamson is hoping to make a signing before kick off.
Silksworth Rangers delay announcing their line up at Richmond Town who are third top during their first season of the competition.
Richmond have signed Abdoulie Tankara and Dan Johnson but an ankle injury again keeps Liam Darville on the sidelines. Doubts surround the availability of Ben Darville, Josh Wooff and Simon Pinkney.
Jarrow made a splendid start to the season but they are now out of the top six. They have signed Chris McDonald, and Ryan Burton and Kyle Pendergood are also named for the visit of Seaton Carew who are boosted by the return of Sean Wood, Robert Hammond, John Tumilty, Mark Nelson and Chris Birbeck.
Colin Snailham, Craig Suggitt and Scott Watson could play a part for Annfield Plain in the home clash with Kirkbymoorside who also have a trio of players available. Nathan James, Jonny Birbeck and Karl Richardson are expected to be involved at some stage.
Ashbrooke Belford House face a difficult task against all-conquering Willington in the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup.
Boss Tommy Dobbing has injury concerns for Lee Scott and Martin Deacon but is hoping that Kyle Anderson and David Scott will resume.
Willington are the only side with a 100 per cent record and last week defeated Seaham Red Star in the FA Carlsberg Vase. They have Adam Thacker back but James Seymour is rated doubtful.
In the Sunderland Shipowners Cup, Sunderland West End are depleted for their tie at Darlington Cleveland Bridge. Warren Cassop, Jamie Bond and Brad Forster miss out but fortunately Lee Smith and Stephen Bogie are back in action.
It’s a case of three in and three out for the Bridge with Christian Holliday, Michael Carter and Craig Hayward replacing John McKie, Martyn Stubbings and Phil Caley.
Coxhoe Athletic are minus the injured Andrew McGirr but newcomers Ryan Burton and Kyle Wren are expected to play in the home tie against Prudhoe Town.