On Tuesday, 2010 Champions Nuneaton make the short trip to East Warwickshire to face neighbours Rugby Town, who have last seasons left sided player Alex Gudger amongst their ranks. Gudger came through the youth ranks at Liberty Way, and was substitute for The Boro in their successful playoff semi final 2nd leg at Guiseley earlier on this year.
With an abundance of games coming up in the next week or so, including trips to Hyde FC and Lincoln City, Nuneaton manager Kevin Wilkin has indicated that he will be giving pitch time to those who have not featured heavily this season. Teenage midfielder Ben Ford, signed in July from Kettering Town, is set to make his competitive Nuneaton Town debut, and fellow summer recruit Tom James looks certain to return to the Boro side for the first time since being substituted at Newport in mid August.
There should also be starts for the players who did not begin the home game versus Macclesfield on Saturday in our very entertaining 3-3 draw- including Australian goalkeeper Ben McNamara, and attackers Wesley York, Kyle Patterson and Robbie Thompson-Brown.
Simon Forsdick is also set to continue on the left hand side as he looks to return to full fitness after a lengthy absence with a knee problem.
Although the Birmingham Senior Cup is not always seen by fans as the most important competition we will enter, this match gives an opportunity for those who have been out of the side to really impress Kevin Wilkin and Mickey Moore, and play themselves into contention to start this weekends BSBP tie at Ewen Fields, Hyde.