Mossley must wait for key-man Young

Date published: 21 December 2012


MOSSLEY are sweating on the fitness of captain Dave Young ahead of tomorrow’s Evo-Stik League Division One North home clash with Farsley.

Young suffered a foot injury in the 2-2 draw at Bamber Bridge and faces a race to declare himself available to face the eighth-placed visitors.

Player-manager Steve Halford said: “Dave hurt the base of his foot in a challenge and he is probably only 50-50 at best. He is a big presence so obviously we hope he recovers in time.

The Lilywhites have seen their lead at the top of the table cut from eight points to two over the course of this month, with second-placed Skelmersdale United boasting five games in hand.

CHADDERTON boss Paul Buckley welcomes back Matt Russell for tomorrow’s trip to Cheadle Town in Vodkat North-West Counties League Division One.

Russell had been due to miss the journey to Ashton Town last time out due to other commitments, only for the fixture to be postponed due to adverse weather conditions.

But while the talisman is available to play, fellow forward Ryan Fagan misses out through suspension and centre-half John Rogers is sidelined with a knee injury.

Buckley said: “Cheadle are having a great season and it is always a close game when we face them so, weather permitting, it should be a good contest.”

Ninth-placed Chadderton can narrow the gap on their opponents, who are five points and three places ahead of Buckley’s men.

OLDHAM Boro entertain strugglers Nelson in NWCL Division One. Tony Mills’ men can climb as high as fifth if they win and other results go their way, and will be confident of victory against a side with just 12 points from 11 outings.