Jermaine Coleman will make his Hemel Stags debut against North Wales Crusaders tomorrow night after completing his rehabilitation from a knee reconstruction.
But Stags coach Troy Perkins will be without Jack Molloy (broken thumb), Miles McLeod (dead leg) and Jake Hobbs (ankle) for his side’s Northern Rail Cup fixture at Pennine Way.
Perkins said: “We’ve got a pretty big squad, so every player who didn’t play against Wakefield on Saturday will be involved, and there’ll be seven players backing up.”
On North Wales Crusaders, Perkins added: “They’re a good team and everyone is touting them as promotion favourites. Clive (Griffiths) will rest a couple, but the players he brings in will be looking to impress.”
Crusaders will secure their place in the Northern Rail Bowl Final at Halifax providing they avoid defeat by more than 66 points.
Chrisiaan Roets (shoulder) is ruled out, but coach Clive Griffiths remains confident.
He said: “We’ve got our eye on Gateshead next weekend as well, but the most important thing is that we make sure we get the job done and make the final.”