WHITCHURCH Alport make the trip to Wolverhampton Casuals in the Midlands Premier League on Saturday.

Manager Adam Shillcock warned his players to expect a challenge against their hosts with several players missing.

Shillcock said: “Cassies are known to have a revolving door of players as they look to secure their step five status year by year . It makes them unpredictable and you never know what version of them you will get.”

Adam Hailes and Aaron Simms are suspended while Harry Bower, George Carpenter and Harry Farnsworth are also ruled out.

Shillcock said: “I’m now at that part of the season where I expect some of the younger players to make a significant contribution and stake their own claim for a future role. 


“We got good minutes in a recent friendly against Newtown where one or two surprised me with their application and performance so we need to recognise and reward this.” 

“Callum Knowles has risen to recent challenges and I’m hoping he can stand a claim with another strong performance during the week.”

Meanwhile Shillcock hoped the break in action last weekend would benefit the club’s home turf.”

He said: “There is still a lot of football to played on it from all our seniors so I’m grateful for the support from within our club. It’s a huge outlay that in the long-term will pay dividends. 

Whitchurch Alport 1946 make the trip to Shrewsbury Up and Comers in the Salop Leisure Shropshire Premier League.

Wem Town host Morda United with manager Grant Butler insisting it was time his players began to turn their form around after a miserable start to 2024.

He said: “It has been a pretty poor start to the year from us that needs to change soon.

“With no game last week and results going in our favour it’s time we start putting points on the table.”

The Wemites welcome captain Jake Brown and vice captain Chris Peel back into the fold as they bid to revive their campaign.

Ellesmere Rangers manager Josh Gough insisted he had no complaints after his side bowed out of the Tony Bywater Cup following a 3-1 defeat at Dawley Town.

“We weren’t at it enough against Dawley,” said Gough. “We didn’t reach the standards we had set on recent weeks and showed them too much respect. Credit to them though they showed their class.”

Rangers travel to St Martins on Saturday aiming to return to form following their recent revival.

Gough said: “This weekend is another opportunity to keep up our league form and extend are unbeaten run. No game in this league is easy so we know we have to be at it to beat St Martins.”