Stocksbridge Park Steels boss Chris Hilton says he is still looking to bring in another couple of players before the Evo-Stik East Division opener against Stamford at Bracken Moor on Saturday, August 18.
The Evo Stik League regular season comes to a close this weekend, although for Sheffield FC’s hosts Frickley Athletic their campaign will run into an extra week as they bid to reach the Premier Division via the play-offs.
Stocksbridge Park Steels boss Chris Hilton is delighted that control of clinching a place in play-offs place is down to themselves and not reliant on others ahead of Saturday’s home clash against Newcastle Town.
Stocksbridge Park Steels’ play-off hopes have received an unexpected boost following the news that play-off rivals Cleethorpes Town have been deducted 12 points for fielding an ineligible player - they failed to get approval from the FA for the loan of goalkeeper Richard Walton from Lincoln City.
Sheffield FC go into the home clash with Spalding Town in buoyant mood after coming from behind to take the bragging rights in the New Year’s Day derby, beating ten-man Stocksbridge 2-1 at Bracken Moor