City aim to get back to winning ways against Staines

PUBLISHED: 15:53 08 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:24 06 May 2010

St Albans City v Staines Town Tuesday, September 8 - 7.45pm KO Where: Clarence Park Who: Staines Town are one of the league s new boys after winning promotion from the Ryman Premier Division following a 1-0 playoff win over Carshalton Athletic. Steve Cor

St Albans City v Staines Town

Tuesday, September 8 - 7.45pm KO

Where: Clarence Park

Who: Staines Town are one of the league's new boys after winning promotion from the Ryman Premier Division following a 1-0 playoff win over Carshalton Athletic.

Steve Cordrey's summer dealings have been minimal bringing in defenders Dominic Sterling, Simon Jackson and David Woozley. Going in the other direction was right back Jake Newton who joined Havant & Waterlooville.

Season so far: The Swans got off to a flyer winning their first two games of the season. Cordrey's men saw off Weston-super-Mare 1-0 before beating City's opening day conquerors Dorchester 3-0. A 2-1 loss at Havant & Waterlooville has been followed by five successive draws including a 0-0 stalemate with Eastleigh last time out.

Last meeting: The last time these two sides met was back in 1996 when goals from Barry Blackman and Steve Clark gave City a 2-1 win at Wheatsheaf Park.

Players: There is one former Saint in the Swans squad in the shape of Richard Butler. The former AFC Wimbledon followed boss Dave Anderson to Clarence Park making eight appearances and scoring one goal before moving to Staines.

The Swans will also be boosted by the return of winger Howard Newton. The 27-year-old had been on trial at Dagenham but the League Two side decided not to offer him a contract.

For City, Paul Bastock returns from his one game suspension but Steve Castle will have to do without Solomon Shields who still has two games left on his suspension.

Castle is also sweating on the fitness of Adam Everitt who was forced out of Saturday's defeat at Chelmsford after picking up a leg injury.

Referee: Chris Knowles (Kislingbury, Northants) assisted by A R Piggott and E Moore.

Mr Knowles refereed two City games last season, both at Clarence Park, as Steve Castle's men beat Fisher Athletic 4-1 and Basingstoke Town 3-0.

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