Welling United host Bath City on Non-League Day at Park View Road on Saturday.
Ticket prices have been slashed for the clash against the Romans to celebrate the annual occasion during the international break for Premier League and Championship clubs and, with eight games to go, the Wings will be hoping to put a spring in their step for the run-in by securing a first win at home since New Year’s Day.
Warren Feeney will check on the fitness of Sadik Balarabe, who was forced off with a hamstring complaint during the midweek defeat to Taunton Town, while Medy Elito and Taylor Maloney will also be assessed.
Meanwhile, Welling will be boosted by the return of Daniel Nkrumah, who arrived, once again, on loan from Leyton Orient on Thursday afternoon.
They will, however, be without Amadou Kassarate, who begins his five-match suspension having picked up his third dismissal of the season, and Stefan Payne, who will miss his first of three games after picking up an accumulation of bookings.
Bath are still very much in the hunt for a play-off place as the campaign approaches its final turn.
They currently sit in 10th position, two points outside the play-off positions with 58 points gained from their 39 games, so far, winning 16, drawing 10 and losing 13.
The Romans come into the game off the back of their first defeat in six games which came in the form of 3-1 home loss at the hands of St Albans City last weekend.
LAST TIME OUT
The Wings and the Romans shared the points from a 1-1 draw at Twerton Park in December.
After a goalless first half, the hosts went ahead on the hour mark through Callum Ebanks, but Welling battled well, bagging a deserved equaliser in style with nine minutes remaining thanks to Taylor Maloney’s banger from distance.
Warren Feeney: “We’re lacking in confidence at the moment. It’s just about putting our finger on how to fix it. Getting that first goal would make it a lot easier for us – we have to start taking our chances, collectively, and we’re getting punished for not doing that.
“We have to get ourselves going again. We have to look forward to the game and pick the boys up. We need to replicate those away performances at home.”
Bath City boss, Jerry Gill: “We’ve been on an incredible run. We mentally have to stay positive. The players have given everything and they’ll continue to do so for the last few games.
“We’re looking forward to Welling away, we’ve been good away from home and we’re in a good position.”
Tom Ellsmore will be in charge of Saturday’s fixture. He last refereed the Wings for the 1-1 draw at Cheshunt in February, in which he awarded a late penalty for the hosts and produced a red card for Stefan Payne.
He will be assisted by James Keane and James Hall.
To celebrate Non-League Day on Saturday, March 25th, tickets prices for the Wings’ clash with Bath City at Park View Road have been slashed!
With the game taking place during the international break, Non-League Day encourages football fans to come and support their local non-League side and to increase interest in clubs within their community.
To help encourage new supporters to Park View Road, ticket prices have been reduced to £10 adults, £5 concessions and students and £5 U16s, while U11s go for free with an accompanying adult.