Lincoln City travel to Kidderminster Harriers on Saturday, 3pm kick-off, knowing that a win would move them to within a point of their opposition in the Conference table.
The two sides, who played out a 0-0 draw on the opening day of the season, find themselves just outside of striking distance going into the busy festive period.
The Imps go into the match in 13th place, eight points behind the play-off places, but with two games in hand over some of their rivals but know they need to put together a good run to give themselves a chance going into the back end of the season.
Delano Sam-Yorke is available having served his three match suspension for being sent off in the 1-0 win against Dartford at the end of November, and may replace Jordan Burrow who was substituted at half-time of the 2-0 FA Trophy defeat to Alfreton Town last weekend.
Sean Newton, who was taken off during that match with injury, is fit to play, and is likely to start at left-back.
Despite Nat Brown and Tony Diagne featuring in Tuesday night’s 2-1 friendly win over Lincoln United, Moyses is likely to keep with Hamza Bencherif and Tom Miller at centre-back, with the side conceding just one goal in their last three league matches.
Following last week’s defeat to Alfreton, manager Chris Moyses is hoping for a reaction and for his side to stand up and be more physical, having been bullied on the pitch.
“I’m very disappointed not just about the way we played but also how we stood up against them, we looked bullied at times and they just wanted it more and we need to be more physical.”
Likely line-up (4-1-2-3): Farman, Caprice Miller Bencherif Newton, Adams, Power Nolan, Marshall Tomlinson Sam-Yorke.
- Saturday’s trip to Kidderminster is the Imps first away fixture since the 3-3 draw at Gateshead on November 11.
- The Imps are unbeaten on the road since October 4.
- Chris Moyses side are unbeaten in the league since a 2-1 defeat to Altrincham on November 4, Moyses’ first game in charge.