8:30am Friday 6th February 2009
By Mike Parsons
STEVE Davis will be making at least three changes to his Nantwich Town side for Saturday’s mouthwatering UniBond Premier clash with FC United of Manchester at The Weaver Stadium, kick off 3pm.
Forwards Robin Gibson and Dave Walker as well as defender Mark Beeston will miss out with suspensions but skipper Phil Parkinson could be back for a contest that attracted 1,784 fans when the two sides met in the FA Cup in September.
Saturday’s battle of the ‘league entertainers’ will be the first of three on the sidelines for Gibson, while Walker and Beeston will be available for selection against Cammell Laird on February 14 (Tuesday’s clash with Hednesford has been postponed and yet to be rearranged).
Parkinson has been absent for two matches but Davis is hoping the treatment for the midfielder’s calf injury will pay off for the weekend, while defender Darren Tinson and forward Dave Whittaker should be fit after illness.
Davis has been casting his eye over ‘one or two’ potential signings who would come into contention, although no deals had been completed at the time of going to press.
Nantwich are currently one point ahead of fifth-placed United and, with only five points separating third place to 10th place, need to continue with the momentum that is gathering from a run of four games without defeat.