Welling United will be looking to lay to rest the ghosts of the last couple of midweek outings as they take on Slough Town at Park View Road on Tuesday evening (7.45pm).
The Wings have suffered heavy defeats away from home over the last two Tuesdays to Braintree Town and Dartford, but now return home with hopes of bouncing back from the disappointment at Princes Park following a weekend without a fixture.
Warren Feeney’s men occupy 11th place in Vanarama National League South and sit just three points outside the play-off places with a game in hand and will want to start putting a run of results together once again with one win and four draws in their last eight outings.
Feeney will be boosted by the return of Stefan Payne following suspension, but Amadou Kassarate will serve the first of his three-match ban following his red card in the victory over Hungerford Town.
Slough arrive in DA16 without a win in six games – a run which includes five defeats and one draw – and they come into the game off the back of a 3-1 defeat at home to St Albans City on Saturday.
They currently sit in 16th place in the National League South table with five wins, three draws and eight defeats from their 16 games, so far.
Warren Feeney: “We were all hurting after last week. The important thing now is to move on and put it behind us.
“We’ve had a good, hard few days on the training ground. With no game at the weekend, we’ve had some very physical sessions and the lads have reacted well. The joys of football are that there’s always another game around the corner and we have the chance to put things right on Tuesday.”
Abigail Byrne will be the woman in the middle on Tuesday evening. An experienced official at the top level of the Women’s game, she has refereed the Women’s FA Cup final and has this season taken charge of a number of games in the sixth tier of men’s football. As such, it will be her first experience of officiating a Wings fixture.
She will be assisted by Nick Blogg and Howard Collins.
Tickets for the clash against Slough Town are available to purchase in advance online with no booking fee.
Supporters are encouraged to purchase online to avoid congestion at the turnstiles on matchday.