Airbus UK Broughton take on Aberystwyth Town this evening with both Clubs having their sights set on 7th Place and a Play Off position come the end of the Season. Honours are even so far this season with Airbus beating Aber at the Airfield 3-1 and Aber winning the return fixture 2-1 at Park Avenue.
With 8th place becoming more likely to offer a play off position come the end of the campaign this game is not the 6 pointer it could have been, both Club will be hoping Llanelli, TNS, or Bangor City win the Welsh Cup to offer an additional play off place. That said both Clubs will be hoping to steal a march on the other and a win for either side will hugely increase their chances of 7th. Alan Morgan has been quoted as saying his side have not performed the last 2 times they have visited the Airfield and that they must perform this evening, Craig Harrison has set is side the challenge of not losing in the remaining 9 games- so a close encounter is expected with the main danger from Aber coming from newly recruited Ashley Stott and the mercurial talent of Ricky Evans.
There are a few injury concerns at the Airfield and that will test Harrisons smallish squad, John Leah and Gavin Cadwallader both require fitness tests after carrying knocks and Harrison will be hoping that on loan Tom McCready gets over a bout of illness in time to play, definately out are Matty Woodward and Andy Moran although Woodward is hopefully close to a return and good news reference Moran is that his cast is now off and the road to recovery has begun.
Nikki Lee Bulmer is expected to make his Home Debut and Harrison will be hoping striker Ian Sheridan can return to the goal trail in order to boost his sides chances of a Play Off place.
Harrison is likely to choose from
1.Nikki-Lee Bulmer 2. Ryan Edwards 3. Phil Clarke 4. Leon Clowes 5. Gavin Cadwallader 6. John Leah 7. Eddie Hope 8. Danny Desormeaux 9. Ian Sheridan 10. Tom McCready 11. Paul McManus 12. Nick Rushton 13. Richie Dorman 14. Mark Allen 15. James Davies 16. Rhys Nash 17. Andrew Thomas
Picture: Airbus celebrate against Aberystwyth earlier this season (www.welsh-premier.com)