SUNDERLAND West End aim to make it 11 wins on the bounce when they visit Wolviston, but the Wearsiders have been hit with a double whammy.
Johnny Glenwright will not play again this season and leading scorer Stephen Bogey has joined Newton Aycliffe.
“Losing the pair is a big blow but we’ve got a good squad and there’s no reason why we can’t still enjoy a good end to the season,” said joint manager Steve Patton.
The Wearsiders have signed the former Durham City player Neil Maddison and Lloyd Conlon is also added to the squad.
A doubt, though, surrounds the availability of Gavin Dorward, who is struggling with a hamstring injury.
Peterlee Town are without 11 players for the game with Annfield Plain at Derwent Park but manager Paul Frame still names an 18-man squad which includes James Page and Paul Griffiths.
The home side are much more fortunate and have selection no concerns. Colin Snailham, Kyle Hewitson and Danny Clark all resume.
Silksworth Rangers visit Kirkbymoorside in a bottom three clash. The Wearsiders have signed David Robinson and also have Michael Curtis and Dean Hannah in contention.
Although the Yorkshiremen are just one place above Rangers, they have three games in hand on the Wearsiders. Sarjo Cham resumes following a three weeks lay-off and it is expected Aaron Rivis and Karl Richardson will also make the line-up.
Jarrow have signed goalkeeper Chris Hope and Ryan Burton who are named for the home fixture with full strength Prudhoe Town. Victory could lift Jarrow into third place.
Ryhope CW have a free day and Redcar Athletic will stretch their lead over the Wearsiders to eight points if they defeat lowly Gateshead Leam Rangers.
The Seasiders go without Ritchie Playforth, Andy Bell and Lance Skelton but goalkeeper Scott Allison, striker Stuart Poulter and defender Shaun Taylor are available.
Leam Rangers face the possibility of being without strikers Liam Barnett, David Lucas and Robert Allen but skipper Mark Rumbles is available.
Coxhoe Athletic’s new manager Craig Morley welcomes the inclusion of newcomers Jonathon Agar and Kyle Wren but Ryan Kiteley cannot play against Boldon CA.
A boost for the South Tynesiders is that goalkeeper Jack Wells, Gary Brook and Shaun Reay can turn out.
Hartlepool, already looking ahead to next season, will probably hand a debut to ex-Middlesbrough Academy player Michael Lee in the home game with Stockton Town.
Danny Ward, Ritchie Mills, Jamie Davis and goalkeeper Mark Bell are set to return but an ankle injury keeps Kris Summers on the sidelines.
Third-top Stockton will aim to close the gap on Ryhope CW and they are boosted by being able to name their strongest line-up which includes Gavin Simcox, Matty Hyson and Reece Connelly.