SHEFFIELD FC boss Mark Shaw will look to celebrate the birth of his new baby daughter with three points at Division One South promotion rivals Stamford tonight.
Shaw and wife Nicola, who already have a son, became parents for a second time in the early hours of Wednesday morning to Daisy Lana.
However, Shaw is expected to be in the dugout at Stamford as Club look to return to action for the first time since a 3-3 draw at Sutton Coldfield Town a month ago.
“It’s been very frustrating for all concerned to have so many games called off,” said Shaw. “But we have been working hard training on 3G surface and keeping fitness levels up in the gym along with swimming sessions and everyone is raring to go.”
With Club’s last four league games postponed at the BT Local Business Stadium it means tonight’s trip to Lincolnshire will be their fifth consecutive game on the road. The previous four games has seen Shaw’s side pick up seven points.
Stamford, who are are fifth just one point and one place below Sheffield, have a good record at Kettering Road where they have lost only two of the last 16 games in all competitions.
In the Premier Division, Stocksbrdge Park Steels go to bottom of the table Burscough. Steels head into the game three points clear of Mickleover Sports in the last of the relegation places.
Frickley Athletic travel to FC United of Manchester just five days after dumping the hosts out of the League Cup 3-1 at Westfield Lane. It saw Peter Rinkcavage’s side avenge two defeats home against United this season 3-1 and 4-0 in the League and FA Trophy respectively in October.
Elsewhere, Worksop Town travel to Nantwich Town in search of a first win in 2012. The Tigers have not won since beating Frickley 2-1 on Boxing Day, picking up just a single point from the three league outings since as well as going out of the FA Trophy. But Simon Clark’s men will be hoping to bounce back against a Nantwich side they beat 3-0 at Sandy Lane back in October.
Relegation-haunted Buxton entertain Kendal Town where Martin McIntosh’s new charges will be aiming for a first league win in six. The Bucks are five points adrift of safety with 14 games left.