MATCH PREVIEW: Reds aim to get back on track

Reds are back on the road this weekend, making their second longest trip of the season to Staffordshire to take on Newcastle Town.

They face a Robin van der Laan side languishing in 16th position in the NPL West Division and will be hoping to get back on track, literally, after recent defeats in the League and Trophy.

Chris Willcock will be hoping to see some of his injured players returning, with those who had a run out in the Cumberland Cup tie on Wednesday assessed for any reaction ahead of a potential return.

Second placed Marine will be on FA Cup duty again on Saturday but our other rivals are in league action.  As ever, though, Reds have to focus on their own game until 5pm at least.

The unique Red Industries Stadium is certainly an unusual venue with the pitch surrounded by a banked cycle track.  Reds have never won there, coming away with a draw in each of their two visits.

Three years ago, we squandered a two goal half time lead to draw an FA Trophy tie, having also missed a penalty.  Conor Tinnion and Gari Rowntree scored a couple of cracking goals in that match but Jason Walker had his spot-kick saved.

Our only other visit was back in the North West Counties days with a 1-1 draw the outcome.

Admission is pay at the gate (£9 and £6 concession with U16s free).

Postcode: ST5 3BX

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