FC Halifax Town v Chester FC - FA Trophy third round
When and where?
Saturday, February 6 (3pm), at The Shay, Halifax.
Any team news?
Steve Burr has a selection headache ahead of the trip to the Shaymen this weekend and is likely to be down the the bare bones as his side bid to make the last eight in the FA Trophy.
Top scorer Ross Hannah and midfielder Sam Hughes have not trained this week and on-loan forward Jason Gilchrist has returned to Burnley after injuring his ankle.
Ryan Lloyd and Craig Hobson remain sidelined and with James Alabi and Ryan Astles ineligible, the Blues are looking threadbare.
Tom Peers, Tom Shaw and Kane Richards, now back at the club following a loan spell with Gainsborough Trinity, are all pushing for places in Burr's side.
What has James Alabi had to say about it?
Alabi said: "It's a game for us to win and we've beat them twice already so I don't see why we shouldn't beat them again.
"If we get a win then that's going to motivate us to do well and do better in the league so we'll focus on Saturday's game get a win and then push on from there.
"I think that's all we need. I can see we've got the quality in the team and the standard in this league isn't much different from League Two because I've played at both levels.
"It would be good for us to get a win and then we can kick on."
Tell me about FC Halifax Town...
Having endured a woeful start to the season that saw them concede seven twice before the National League season had even entered November, the Shaymen have had a phenomenal turnaround since appointing ex-Chester City boss Jim Harvey in December.
Neil Aspin and then Darren Kelly were both handed their P45s before Halifax plumped for Harvey, with the Northern Irishman overseeing a major transformation having taken the job initially on a temporary basis in November.
Harvey has yet to taste defeat in both league and cup competitions since taking over with Fax's last loss coming at home to Braintree Town on November 14.
They have clawed themselves back from the abyss and are now out of the relegation zone and just five points behind the Blues in the league.
They have ex-Chester players Matty Brown and Kingsley James in their ranks but must make do without striker Shaun Tuton after the forward, who netted 10 times for Halifax this season, earned himself a move to League One side Barnsley earlier this week.
What's their recent league form been like?
What happened the last time the two sides met?
Halifax were a different proposition the last time the two sides met and, under the stewardship of Kelly, fell to a 2-1 defeat at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium.
On-loan striker James Roberts handed Chester the lead one minute before the break while Johnny Hunt doubled the Blues' advantage 10 minutes into the second half.
Jordan Burrow's strike on 73 minutes made for a nervy final 15 minutes for Chester, who managed to hold on for the three points in a game void of quality.
What are the match odds (bet365)?
Halifax (Evens), Chester (5/2), Draw 13/5.
What is the weather going to be like (Met Office)?
Heavy rain is expected throughout Saturday afternoon with temperatures set to be around 8°C.