Welling United return to league action as they host Farnborough at the J Hearnden Skip Hire Community Stadium on Saturday afternoon (3pm).
The Wings will be buoyed by their FA Cup exploits in midweek as they secured a place in the fourth qualifying round with a replay victory over Gosport Borough on Wednesday evening and Danny Bloor’s men come into the game off the back of four games unbeaten.
They will, however, be keen to add to their solitary home league victory, so far, this season as they look to climb themselves out of the bottom four. Welling currently sit in 22nd place with eight points from their 10 games played.
On the injury front, Bloor’s only real concern is Mitch Dickenson who continues to struggle with a hip complaint, while Kain Adom will be unavailable as he serves his one-match ban following his dismissal last weekend.
Farnborough have had an indifferent start to the 2023/24 season with three wins, four draws and three defeats to their name, leaving them in 14th position.
They come to DA16 off the back of a 1-0 home defeat to Weston-Super-Mare in the FA Cup last weekend, although that is their only defeat in their last five outings.
Their start to the season was boosted by the goals of Alfie Pavey, who had found the net wight times before Woking snapped him up last week.
There may well be some familiar faces in the Farnborough squad with former Wings Taylor Maloney and Sid Nelson now plying their trade at the Easy As HGV Stadium
Danny Bloor: “We’re fully-focused. We know it will be a tough game, but it’s one we’re all really looking forward to.
“Farnborough are a good side with good players, so we’ll have to be at our best, we know that. They were disappointed to go out of the FA Cup last week, but that could fire them up. We’ll have to be at it, like we always are.”
Tickets for the clash against Farnborough are available to purchase online in advance and will also be available for cash and card at the turnstiles on the evening of the match priced £15 adults, £10 concessions and students and £5 U16s, while U11s go free with an accompanying adult.
Turnstiles will open at 1.30pm with the Wings Bar and upstairs bar open for all supporters.
Hot food will be available from the burger outlet on the right-hand side as you enter the ground. Meanwhile, the Travis Perkins bar will be open for teas, coffees, cold drinks, snacks and pies.
Post-match a Man of the Match presentation and interview will be take place in the marquee at approximately 5.45pm.
Staff from Mind in Bexley, a mental health charity, will be on hand on Saturday afternoon for anyone who may want to talk to them or find out about their services.
The latest official matchday programme will be available from the programme hut as you enter the ground, as well as from the turnstiles for cash or card.
The Wings magazine features all the latest news and views from around DA16, including the usual columns from pressbox stalwart Mark Doig and Radio Wings commentator Nigel Jones.
We get to know left-back Cameron Green a little bit better which his Q&A profile, while boss Danny Bloor pens his latest programme notes as he reflects on the recent successes in the FA Cup, while you can read up on everything you need to know about the opposition.
All that and more can be found in The Wings, available for £3.