Blues could welcome back leading scorer Jordan Johnson after injury

LEADING scorer Jordan Johnson, pictured, could return to the Leek Town line-up for tomorrow’s league trip to Lincoln United.

Johnson, who has netted six times in the Evo-stik Northern Premier League First Division South this season, has missed Blues last games while nursing a hamstring injury.

Blues boss Neil Baker is hopeful the short rest will have cured the problem for for his in-form striker.

β€œWe have missed Jordan because he is a threat in front of goal, but we will assess him closer to the game,” said Baker.

Leek comfortably beat Lincoln 4-1 in the preliminary round of the FA Trophy a fortnight ago, but Baker has warned his players not to take the return clash lightly.

He said: β€œIt’s not always ideal to play the same team again so soon after a good victory over them. They [Lincoln] will be keen for revenge and I’m sure their manager will have them up for this game.”

Blues have suffered back-to-back defeats since their Trophy win, losing 1-0 to promotion challengers Basford United last Saturday and then going down 2-1 to North Staffordshire rivals Kidsgrove United in the Integro League Cup on Wednesday night.


LEEK Town Ladies are away to Bilbrook in the West Midlands Regional Women’s League on Sunday, where they will looking to build on their excellent league start to the season.

The Blues Babes occupy third place in the Division One North table after winning all three league starts to date.