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NATHAN Modest is expected to make his home debut for Sheffield after equalising in the 1-1 draw at Romulus last week.

The 20-year old striker signed at the end of October after being released by Sheffield Wednesday but a niggling injury meant his debut was put on hold. Now fit, Modest is set to make his belated first appearance at Dronfield against rock-bottom Quorn - although he is said to have had a trial this week at Scunthorpe.

The visitors are without an away league win this season having picked just three points from 30 and are five points adrift at the foot of the table. They drew the corresponding fixture 2-2 last year with James Hadfield and Brain Cusworth the Sheffield scorers that day, with Club winning the return fixture 3-1 away. Club go into the game fourth in Division One South.

In the Premier Division, improving Stocksbridge Park Steels head for Kendal Town having lost just one of the last nine outings. Steels go into the game two places and five points behind the Cumbrians in 17th. It will certainly be a tough test for Chris Willcock’s side as they look for the win which could see them climb out of the bottom four, after being denied escaping the bottom four by Matlock Town’s last minute equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Bracken Moor last weekend.It will be a buoyant Worksop Town that takes on Championship chasing Hednesford Town at Sandy Lane.

The Tigers dumped Conference Premier side Tamworth out of the FA Trophy 1-0 last weekend and now face a home tie against another Conference Premier outfit Newport County in the last 32 next month.

Worksop have enjoyed a resurgence under Simon Clark where they have lost only two of 18 outings.

Frickley Athletic go to Stafford Rangers in search of a first win in five games after picking up just one point from the last 12 available, which leaves Peter Rinkcavage’s side anxiously looking over their shoulder.

Rangers are one point and one place behind the Blues in 13th but have won just one of the last nine Marston Road, which came in a 5-2 FA Trophy replay against Division One Newcastle Town.

After being dumped out of the Derbyshire Senior Cup 2-1 by New Mills in midweek, Matlock Town will hope to bounce back with a first win in eight against Rushall Olympic at the Reynolds Stadium as the Gladiators look to revive their flagging play-off hopes.

Buxton travel to fellow strugglers Whitby Town, who sit 20th and 21st in the table respectively. The hosts have not won in 10-games at the Turnbull Ground and trail the Bucks by four points.