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Match Preview :- Stocksbridge Park Steels - Tuesday December 6th, 2016 (19:45:00)

On Tuesday, Celtic face Stocksbridge Park Steels in the FA Trophy Replay after drawing in Stocksbridge on Saturday. Kick off is 7:45pm. Stocksbridge are currently eleventh in the Evo-Stick Northern League Division One South. There will be a match centre for this game.

Stocksbridge have won seven of their sixteen league games this season, and drawn three. At home they have won three from seven and drawn one. Stocksbridge won their most recent game, beating Spalding United 3-2 away from home. At home, their last win was in the FA Trophy when they beat Lancaster City 2-1 in the first qualifying round. They beat Kidsgrove Athletic 5-3 (away) in the second qualifying round setting themselves up for the home tie against us. This is now the only cup that they are left in, after being beaten in the county cup 4-0 at home by Frickley, and in the league cup 2-0 by Spennymoor Town.

In the league, Stocksbridge's top scorer is Joe Lumsden, with eight. They are scoring 1.4 goals per game, whilst conceding 1.5 goals per game. They have failed to score in seven games, and kept four clean sheets.

We've met Stocksbridge three times including the FA Trophy tie on Saturday, both the other times were in the FA Cup and both times we beat them. In the last FA Trophy match, Celtic won 7-2, with six different scorers, a brace from Keith Briggs, and the goals from Connor Jennings, Dave Hankin, Craig Hobson, Matty Barlow and Joe O'Neil. Stocksbridge's goals were both scored by Jamie Vardy, who has since gone on to score for England, and helped Leicester to the Premiership title.

In the original tie for the FA Trophy, Stocksbridge lined up as:
1. David Reay
2. Joshua Meade
3. George Grayson
4. Corey Gregory
5. Liam McFadyen
6. Matt Reay
7. Adam Hinchcliffe
8. Harrison Biggins
9. Joe Lumsden
10. Scott Ruthven
11. Nathaniel Crofts

Celtic's line up in the same match:
1. Grant Shenton
2. Danny Hall
3. Danny Wisdom
4. Matty Hughes
5. Keil O'Brien
6. Aaron Chalmers
7. Darren McKnight
8. Gary Gee
9. Liam Dickinson
10. Danny Wilkins
11. Aidan Chippendale

Celtic will be without Danny Wisdom who suffered an ankle injury after Joe Lumsden's horrific challenge in the last match. Red card suspensions do not kick in for seven days, meaning both Joe Lumsden and Keil O'Brien will be available for selection.

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