The second team commence their defence of the Raging Bull Cup on Saturday as they entertain old foes Sedgley Tigers at Lightfoot Green.
The two sides clashed just before Christmas with the men from Prestwich just edging a high quality encounter. Hoppers will be looking to reassert their recent dominance over the Tigers and will approach the tie full of optimism, knowing that they deserved at least a draw in their recent clash.
Young welcomes back a number of players and the recent injury crisis is improving gradually. For instance Irving, Parker, Gargett and Austin have all returned the fold. However the loss this week of Luke Proctor & Russ Flynn to ankle and calf injuries respectively was another frustrating blow.
Kick off is scheduled for 2.15 on pitch two as the first team are entertaining Stourbridge. The squad convene at 12.45 and the match day eighteen is as follows:
Irving, Mawdsley, Madden, Banks, Perry, Wilkinson, Walker, Parker, Smith, Murray, Gargett, Farley, Reddick, Elliott, Marshall
Reps: Mabaya, Austin & Yates.