Wednesday September 20, Birkdale Park, Kick off 7.45pm, Toolstation NCEL Premier Division
RANGERS next test comes on the south bank on Wednesday night when they travel to face Bottesford Town.
Despite going down to a stoppage time sucker punch on Saturday, Hall Road had the better chances at Maltby Main before going down 2-1, but again proved they are more then capable at this level, evidently by creating a glut of chances.
Hall Road caretaker boss Bill Gill will be hoping to have Joe Cooper available for the first time since the midfielder rejoined the club at the end of last week. Rangers will also welcome back striker Danny Chambers, who missed the weekend trip to Muglet Lane, Chambers return will help bolster their attacking options.
They have no fresh injury worries and only Matty Crane who is a long-term absentee is definitely ruled out.
Bottesford meanwhile overcome Harrogate Railway at the weekend and sit a solitary point behind Hall Road in the table having played one game more but are unbeaten in their last three fixtures after a sluggish start.
Declan Bacon has netted six goals in his last three games for ‘The Poachers’ including a four goal show in their Vase win over West Bridgford in the Vase nearly ten days ago.
This game should have been both team’s curtain raiser to the new league season but after heavy rain, the game fell victim to a waterlogged pitch and was postponed.