TWO former Sheffield favourites return to Owlerton tonight as the Tigers face another stern test against Berwick in the League Cup (7.45pm).
Ricky Ashworth and Lee Complin are both Sheffield assets and have won the league during their time with the club, but they return looking to inflict a first home defeat on the Tigers since March.
Owner Neil Machin wants his side to continue their strong form and give themselves a chance of progressing to the next stages of the competition.
He said: “Our win at Scunthorpe, where we gained all four points, has put us
right back in the reckoning to qualify. Only the top two teams from the Northern section will progress and the way the results have gone, anything can still happen.
“Ricky and Lee are going to form a formidable spearhead but the Berwick side doesn’t just include those two, Sebastien Alden can be outstanding on his day and he could cause us problems. It is a very tasty fixture, which is why the league is so good. Everyone can beat everybody else.”
Sheffield will once again be unchanged from the team that turned over
Scunthorpe, and Machin hopes that star reserve Emiliano Sanchez can show the form that saw him notch a 15 point maximum on Bank Holiday Monday. He said: “Emiliano showed his true potential against Scunthorpe after some technical input from Jason Lyons and it paid dividends.
“We will need Emiliano firing again because he really can be a trump card for us, and he can beat anyone in the league on his day.
“We can’t afford to carry anyone, we all need to be on our game.”
TIGERS: Josef Franc, Hugh Skidmore, Chris Schramm, Richard Hall, Ricky Wells, Joe Haines, Emiliano Sanchez.