Hednesford V Crawley Town at Keys Park - Match Preview

Double trouble for Hednesford

Hednesford will be without cup-tied duo Paul McCone and Tom Thorley when they welcome Sky Bet League One side Crawley to Keys Park in the first round of the FA Cup.

Defender McCone is ineligible having represented former club Leamington in a qualifying round, while midfielder Thorley, who joined the club from Skrill North rivals Worcester earlier this week, is also unavailable.

Pitmen centre-back Ben Bailey is likely to partner Francino Francis in McCone's absence.

The Skrill North leaders are still missing Dave MacPherson, who saw red in his side's FA Cup third qualifying round replay against West Auckland Town.

Crawley will be without loan duo Kyle Bennett and Luke Rooney.

Doncaster midfielder Bennett and Swindon winger Rooney have not been granted permission to play in the competition by their parent clubs.

With striker Billy Clarke still a major doubt after a month out with a knee injury, manager Richie Barker may not be able to fill the substitutes' bench.

Andy Drury, Dannie Bulman and Gary Alexander are pushing for recalls should Barker opt to make changes after a run of four straight defeats.

Source: PA

Source: PA