*Please note: Due to the ongoing freezing temperatures and the distance needed to travel by the opposition, a precautionary pitch inspection will take place at 12pm on Friday afternoon ahead of this fixture
Welling United return to action at the J Hearnden Skip Hire Community Stadium as they host Truro City on Saturday (3pm).
Pending a pitch inspection which is set to take place at 12pm on Friday afternoon following the recent freezing temperatures, the Wings will be hoping to build on last Saturday’s success in the FA Trophy which saw them return to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over a youthful Chesterfield side on home turf – a victory which may well give Danny Bloor’s men a confidence boost as they continue their fight against the drop in Vanarama National League South.
Jack Burchell made his long-awaited return from injury last time out and may be in contention for a starting berth, but Welling could be without Chiori Johnson, who was forced off with injury during the win over the Spireites.
Youngsters David Kamara and Enoch Muwonge impressed at the weekend and will have give Bloor plenty of food for thought as he considers his forward selections against Truro, although Adam Roscrow could well be available again after withdrawing following the warm-up on Saturday.
After winning promotion to the National League South last term, Truro are managing to keep themselves at arms’ length from the bottom four, thanks in part to an excellent run of form over the past two months.
Paul Wotton’s men picked up six wins in seven, earning their boss the Vanarama National League South Manager of the Month award for December.
Following four wins on the spin, they come into the game off the back of a 4-1 home defeat to Worthing last weekend.
They currently sit in 16th position in the league table with 10 wins, four draws and 10 defeats from their 24 games, so far.
LAST TIME OUT
The White Tigers got the better of the Wings on the opening day of the season, claiming a 5-2 win.
Welling were made to pay for a sloppy first half which saw the home side score five times, while Cameron Green’s debut strike and Antony Papadopoulos’ penalty proved to be little more than a consolation.
Tickets for the clash against Truro are available to purchase online in advance and will also be available for cash and card at the turnstiles on the day of the match priced £15 adults, £10 concessions and students and £7 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 upstairs bar at approximately 5.45pm.
The club’s official matchday programme, ‘The Wings’, will be available to read for free online for this fixture.