Brough faces a player shortage for Cup clash
BISHOP'S Cleeve will do battle with Ashford Town (Middx) for a second time this evening as they bid to book a place in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup at Hampton and Richmond Borough.
The initial match finished goalless at the Robert Parker Stadium on Saturday, so they meet for the replay at Kayte Lane this evening (7.45pm).
Boss John Brough is facing a player shortage and will be forced to call on several members of Simon Goodwin's reserve team.
The former Cheltenham and Hereford defender has even considered donning the boots himself, but he will not be named among the substitutes tonight.
Traditional Shave, Facial Treatment, Whisky and a Shoe Shine -...View details
Gents, enjoy a traditional shave, facial treatment, glass of whisky and a shoeshine for £31
Terms: Early and later appointments available upon request.
Contact: 01242 504887
Valid until: Tuesday, December 31 2013
Defender Ryan Paddock is unavailable for mid-week games, but his loss has been covered by the availability of Robins youth team centre-half Elliott Keightley.
Alex Hoyle is an injury doubt at right-back, while Kerry Hale is out with a hamstring injury and loan midfielder Joe Hanks has not been cleared to play in the Cup by parent club Cheltenham Town.
Jacob Morgan has been struggling with stomach cramps and may not be fit to play, while Lorcan Sheehan is suspended for his red card against Cinderford Town in the 3-0 home defeat.
Striker Jake Lee remains around a week away from returning from his broken toe.
Spencer Hamilton, another Robins youngster, will continue at right-back, while midfielder Ed Williams will once again feature, having impressed in Saturday's stalemate.
Mike Sholly, Andy Palmer, Jack Fairbairn all step up from the reserves, while Rhys Denton is set for his first competitive start up front.
"Rhys has been begging me for a start and there's a bit of pressure on him now," Brough said.
"He hasn't really done it yet, but I am hoping now he's getting a start he'll show what he can do, like he did in our pre-season friendly against Gloucester City.
"Ed Williams was fantastic on Saturday, putting in some really good crosses.
"We are down the bare bones tonight, but it's time for everyone to muck in and get into the next round.
"I considered myself, but I won't be involved on this occasion!"
Brough is considering a change of system, having used 4-3-3 so far this season. He will discuss it with assistant Michael Jackson make a decision.