Looking forward to the game Martin Carruthers said:
“Newcastle are a very good side at home and any points picked up would be a positive. We know they like to play good football and they will be up challenging for the play offs just like last season.
“They have started well and just their away form that has prevented them being in the leading pack.
“Its always great for me to go back to Stoke which is a great footballing town and I expect a very tough game. The challenge to the players is can we keep a clean sheet and build from there?”
On the team’s great start to the season and ten point lead in the league Carruthers said:
“The players and management are very humble and respectful and understand that football is about hard work and attitude and that any team on any day can beat anyone.
“The ten point lead means nothing and we still have so much to improve on and we will not allow the players to become complacent.
“ All our games have been won by the odd goal and to get better we need to be more ruthless in front of goal and stop conceding cheap goals late on.
“It's been a good start but we take one game at a time and keep everyone focused!”
Ground address: The Drayton Beaumont Stadium, Buckmaster Avenue, Clayton, Newcastle-Under-Lyme ST5 3BX.
Admission: Adults £8, Concessions £5
Match Programmes £1.50.
Directions: Follow the A50 to Stoke and just after Stoke City's football ground go onto the A500 following the signs M6 South. At the junction with the motorway turn right up the bank (A519) towards Newcastle. At the second roundabout turn right into Stafford Avenue and then take the first left into Tittensor Road (signposted Newcastle Town) to the ground.
Nearest Railway Station : Stoke-On-Trent 3 miles.
From Stoke Railway Station take the No 25 bus to Newcastle Bus Station and then No 41 (Wardles) to Buckmaster Avenue getting off at the gates to the Lyme Valley Parkway. If there are 4 or 5 people making the journey it will work out cheaper by taxi from outside the station.
Community go into their Notts Senior League game with Underwood on the back of a fine win in midweek.
Michael Leslie said:
“We are full of confidence following our fantastic 4-1 win over Kimberley Miners Welfare on Tuesday night. We have had a huge amount of positive points to reflect on throughout the week in training and have been sensing a real buzz around our players.
“Underwood Villa are a young energetic side, who impressed me at the end of last season and will be tough opponents.
“We will be welcoming back Diaz Cameron and Raequon Noon Brandy into the squad following their absence in midweek and George Samson comes into the squad following impressive performances in the Academy programme.”
Updated 18:02 - 19 Nov 2017 by Neil McGowan