Gosport Borough will give a rare outing to goalkeeping coach Steve May in their Hampshire Senior Cup tie against Lymington Town at Privett Park tonight (7.45pm).
May recently made the move from Horndean to work with Borough’s young stopper Nathan Ashmore.
Now he is set for a start, with his pupil given a rest.
‘Steve has done well since coming here,’ said Borough assistant manager Mick Catlin.
‘Nathan has benefitted a lot from his experience.
‘We like to give him a run out now and again to stop him from seizing up!’
With their big FA Cup fourth qualifying round tie at Slough coming up on Sunday, Borough boss Alex Pike will rest other members of his squad, too.
He will take the chance to recharge a few tired legs and give a number of squad players a game.
Slough have moved the tie to Sunday (3pm) because they ground share with Beaconsfield CYOB.
It means Borough will be in the first-round draw – which will be made three hours prior to kick-off at midday.
Elsewhere, Hayling United are looking to spring a surprise on Southern League AFC Totton at Hayling College (7.45pm).
‘We will have to be switched on right from the start,’ said assistant manager Mark Tigwell.
‘Recently, we conceded after just 16 seconds against Alresford and three in the first 11 minutes against Fareham. It is just down to losing concentration.’
The Humbugs have central defender Ryan Gadd back from suspension but are without suspended striker Lenny Burney.
Fareham Town are planning revenge against their FA Cup conquerors Blackfield & Langley at Cams Alders (7.45pm).
‘We didn’t play well against them and will look to make up for that,’ said Reds boss Matt Parr.
‘Both teams are in good form, so it should be a good game.’
Bognor are also in cup action tonight.
They visit Ryman one south outfit Burgess Hill Town in the league cup and are expected to field and young and inexperienced side.