PREVIEW: Dunston (A)

The Rams prepare to travel up to Gateshead for a Tuesday evening game in the hope that the home side will at last be able to host another home game.

Dunston have had a number of home games postponed, including the original fixture against the Rams back in November.

As a result, they have only managed to complete seven home league games to date, and have a record of three wins and two draws and defeats apiece.

The Rams, on the other hand, have won five times on their travels, the latest being at Brighouse Town on Saturday which ensured they remained in second place, one point behind leaders Workington, who come to the HWRS on Saturday.

A win in the north east could see the Rams sitting on top of the pile ahead of the much-anticipated clash with the former League club.

Dunston, as a result of playing four games less than Ramsbottom, sit in a misleading fifteenth spot with twenty-one points from their eighteen games, but will have the advantage of a home match against a side that has to endure a long midweek journey up on a Tuesday afternoon.

Confidence is high amongst the Rams squad, as shown by the way they overcame the disappointment of conceding two early second half goals at Brighouse to dig in and grind out an important three points.

Another three points would make that journey home seem so much shorter.