Friday Aug 21, 2009
Gary Mills' unbeaten Tamworth welcome two hottly tipped teams to The Lamb as they look to continue their good start to the Blue Square Premier.
On Saturday United visit with a 3pm kick off, and on Tuesday night it is the turn of Dean Saunders' Wrexham with a 7.45pm kick off.
Michael Wylde is unavailable after tearing knee ligaments and following an operation on Thursday looks set to be out for around a month.
While Michael Blackwood is on compassionate leave and so will also not feature after travelling to Jamaica to be with his family.
Comments from Gary Mills ahead of the game
"It's a shame for Michael Wylde, as i thought he had started the season brilliantly after working really hard during the summer and pre-season. With regard to Michael Blackwood, there is nothing more important that your family and I've said to him to take as long as he needs during what might prove to be a difficult time.
"They will both be missed but as a squad and a manager these are things we deal with in the appropriate ways and we have players who are desparate to play, even with such a small squad. On Tuesday night at Gateshead the lads were trying their hardest to get the win for Michael (Blackwood) but unfortunately, despite playing some great football we suffered a cruel blow four minutes from time and had to settle for one point rather than three. But to go away from home on a Tuesday night in this league and be disappointed that we didn't get three points shows exactly the attitude my squad of players have - they want to play and want to win and were devastated in the dressing room after the game."
Don't forget you can pick up a copy of the new style - 48 page, full colour - matchday programme for £2.50 (after last weeks promotional £2.00) in the clubshop or at the turnstiles, and as we are expecting a swelled home gate and large travelling contingent at both games, we advise you to get to the ground that little bit earlier to avoid any disappointment.