Nantwich Town manager Danny Johnson will be hoping for a change in fortune when he takes his Dabbers side to Droyslden in the FA Trophy.
Nantwich’s last visit to the Butchers Arms saw the Dabbers come away from Tameside with a 6-1 win over the Northern Premier League’s basement club.
Johnson, who took charge of Nantwich in May, is hoping his team can get back to winning ways.
Johnson said: “We didn’t play to well (against them in the league) but we did win 6-1.
“We need to bounce back quickly from two defeats against Buxton on Saturday and on Tuesday’s against Chorley.
“The game will give a us a nice break from the league.”
Johnson hopes his side can be the surprise package in the Trophy this season.
He added: “Hopefully it will be us, this season. We don’t go into football matches not wanting to win we will go into Saturday’s game wanting to progress.
“We haven’t gone into Tuesday game not wanting to win and same last Saturday.
“We will go into Saturday’s Trophy game wanting to progress and to get into the next round.”
In Nantwich’s last game the Dabbers were beaten 1-0 by third placed Chorley at the Weavers stadium.
The visitors scored an 11th minute penatly through Josh Hine before having Dale Whitham sent off midway through the first half.
Johnson was frustrated about how his side failed to win the game: “It really difficult to put your finger on how we lost the game.
“We conceded a penalty quite early on, some might say it was dubious and the Linesmen told one of our players he thought our keeper (Jack Cudworth) had got his hand on the ball.
“We go 1-0 down then Chorley have a man sent off and fair play to them they defended like lions and they haven’t let us get back in the game.
“We are disappointed we haven’t done the things we have asked the lads to do. But at the end of the day we haven’t done enough to take a point or all three.”
Other local sides in FA Trophy action this weekend include Stafford Rangers who travel to Coalville in Leicestershire, Leek Town are away at Evesham United, Chasetown visit Redditch United, and Kidsgrove Athletic are away at Stamford.
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