By Liam Ryder
Whitby Town physiotherapist, Jeff Miller, has confirmed that there is a chance that skipper, Steven Snaith, could feature against Ashton United tomorrow afternoon.
The Blues captain has not featured for the Seasiders since his dismissal against Stafford Rangers back in February. During his spell suspended, Snaith also picked up a hamstring injury which has ruled him out of Whitby line-ups over recent matches.
Defender, Andrew May remains sidelined, also with a hamstring injury sustained in last week’s victory over Mickleover Sports at the Turnbull Ground. Chris Hardy may have hoped to turn to ‘Rio’s’ services for the game against the Robins, after last night’s defensive nightmare at Throstle Nest in the 4-0 defeat to Farsley Celtic.
New signing, Jassem Sukar, and fan favourite, Kev Burgess will therefore be expected to continue in the central defensive positions but will need to improve the keep the high-flying Robins at bay.
Luke Bythway has a slim chance of featuring again this term after he picked up a knee injury however, it is expected that he will play no part at Hurst Cross tomorrow afternoon in Lancashire.
Hardy also struggled to see his side create any clear-cut chances in attack yesterday evening, so Matty Tymon will be expected to keep his place up top as Anthony Hume remains out with his torn abs.
Callum Patton will also be serving game two of his three match suspension after his dismissal against Coalville in the Seasiders’ last Saturday away game.
Ashton United v Whitby Town kicks off at 3pm tomorrow afternoon at Hurst Cross. Similarly to at the Turnbull Ground, admission is £10 for adults and £6 for concessions. The supporters coach will be leaving the Turnbull Ground tomorrow morning, time TBC – please contact Graham Manser. This is also £10 for return travel. For those who are unable to make the trip to Lancashire tomorrow, there will be LIVE commentary on Whitby Town Radio with Paul Connolly from 3pm.