LEEK CSOB will start the New Year in the Staffordshire County Senior League without two key defenders ahead of a difficult cup-tie.
Centre half Drew Bennett faces having an eye operation while fellow defender Sam Wainwright, pictured, has been injured in training.
Wainwright suffered a leg injury in a training session which was organised after Saturday’s League Challenge Cup semi-final at home to Wolstanton United, the cup holders, was postponed.
Providing the waterlogged Pointon Park pitch dries out in time the cup-tie will be played on Wednesday night (7.30pm).
The winners will face Redgate Clayton or last season’s beaten finalists Cheadle Town in the final.