Preview: Rylands (A)

Your Atherton Collieries are back on the road today as we make our way to Gorsey Lane to face Warrington Rylands in the Northern Premier League

David Chadwick’s men look to respond after a lacklustre performance against Marine, but will be feeling the Christmas spirit as forward Lewis Mansell made his return from injury against the Lilywhites and will surely be vital as the schedule heats up over this festive period.

The Blues will have a quartet of former faces which Colls fans will remember as ex-gaffer Micheal Clegg will be in the dugout while Ben Hardcastle, Clive Smith and Joe Adams will also feature for Rylands as they look to further cement themselves in the Northern Premier League title race.

While those names may feature, the dangerman for Rylands this season has been Adama Sidibeh who tallied 13 goals so far this season, the ex-Cheadle Heath Nomads man as been prolific in his first season at the Northern Premier League level.

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