DOMINIC Morley will set another benchmark on the road to a remarkable recovery at leaders Droylsden.
The skipper will be substitute for a second successive match, against his previous club on Boxing Day (ko 3pm).
And it is another opportunity for the midfieldman to build on his return to the squad after the horrific injuries he sustained in a September working accident.
Morley got on for the last three minutes plus stoppages in the last home match against Lancaster.
And player-boss Chris Lightfoot said: 'I should think Dom will play some of the game, depending on how we are doing.'
The Butchers Arms is hardly a traditional destination for the Linnets over Christmas.
But with the Bloods two points clear in the UniBond Premier Division, Runcorn couldn't face a tougher task.
'We've got two tough ones coming up now as we are at home to Hucknall on January 3, so it's first and second,' added the manager.
Lightfoot felt, however, the Linnets were unlucky to narrowly lose at Huck-nall a few weeks ago and believes his injury-free squad well capable of getting a result at Droylsden.
He was disappointed to see Saturday's Chairman's Cup tie at Leek fall foul of the weather.
'It would have given me the chance to give Dom another run-out and Chris Tamm would have started,' he explained.
Ex-Caernarfon midfield man Tamm hasn't figured since joining and may now have to wait a little longer.
'I haven't really seen him in a game situation so Saturday would have been ideal,' said Lightfoot, who is tracking a Conference striker and may know more by tomorrow.
Meanwhile, ex-Everton and Tranmere utility man Tony Thomas has been released so he can try to find the games he needs to get fit after coming out of retirement.
He will, however, continue to train with the Linnets with a view to returning in a month or so.
The working group of the Linnets' Independent Supporters Trust have announced that they will be holding another open meeting.
This will be on Tuesday, January 27 at Pavilions in Sandy Lane, Weston Point, starting at 7.45pm.
This is to allow as many supporters as possible to give their view on how the Trust should be run.
Since the Trust was given a mandate to form in October, the working group has been meeting fortnightly to discuss the direction they believe the Trust should take.
Martin Fallon, acting Press officer for the Linnets Trust, said: 'We feel that because the Linnets Trust is open to all supporters, it would be better to outline what we have come up with and see whether the working group's view of the Trust is the same as other supporters.
'The main item to discuss on the night will be the Trust's constitution.
'This is a legal document the Trust must adhere to ensure that it is always operated for the benefit of members.
'We will also be asking supporters their views though on other matters, such as membership fees and what benefits members will receive.'
The Linnets Trust's website at www.linnetstrust.co.uk is currently under construction.
The postponed Chairman's Cup first-round tie at Leek has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 6.
If successful, the Linnets would entertain Leek's fellow UniBond Division One side Farsley Celtic in the quarterfinals.
This tie would be on Saturday, January 24 and, like the game at Leek, played to a finish.
Already through with Yorkshire-based Farsley to the last eight are Hyde United, Kidsgrove Athletic and Wakefield & Emley, plus the three teams who had byes - Gainsborough Trinity, Blyth Spartans and Stocksbridge Park Steels.
Meanwhile, due to the proximity of Altrincham, Runcorn will not be running supporters' coaches to Altrincham for the FA Trophy third-round encounter on January 10.
The Linnets' official website reports, however, there has been a suggestion the coach company run by Altrincham's chairman may provide transport for Runcorn fans if there is sufficient demand.
More details, when available, will be posted on the official club website at runcornfchalton.co.uk