Football: Blues in move to sign former Vale keeper
LEEK Town are waiting on international clearance to sign former Port Vale number-two keeper Daniel Lloyd-Weston as cover for the injured Danny Roberts.
Roberts is expected to be out for up to six weeks with a broken finger sustained in the 2-1 Evo-Stik League defeat to Gresley last Saturday.
Cameron Ringstead, a 19-year-old loanee from Crewe Alexandra, deputised in a 1-1 draw at Belper on Tuesday.
But Leek boss Lee Casswell is hoping to have the more experienced Lloyd-Weston available for tomorrow's FA Cup first qualifying round tie against Bewdley Town at Harrison Park.
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The Manchester-born 21-year-old came through the ranks with Vale and was also on the books at Cheltenham Town before signing for AELK FC in the Greek Football League One.
Casswell said: "Danny Roberts has been told by the doctor he will be out for six weeks, but he hopes he can be back sooner.
"In the mean time we have to get international clearance for Daniel Lloyd-Weston because he's been playing abroad.
"We're not involved in league action for a couple of weeks, but we certainly don't see the cup as a distraction. If we play as we did at Belper we should be okay."
Casswell has options up front after bringing in prolific former Southport striker Peter Wright, aged 30, who scored on his debut at Belper.
Bewdley Town are currently sixth in the West Midlands League Premier Division, having won three and lost one of their opening four matches.
NORTON UNITED hope for a repeat of last year as they renew acquaintances with Midland Football Alliance side Westfields.
Norton beat the Hereford-based side 4-2 in the FA Vase last season and manager Scott Dundas is hoping this meeting will help boost a slow start to the season.
Dundas oversaw promotion at a canter in his debut year as boss, but has opened this term with one win and five losses in their first six league games.
On Tuesday, they were 3-0 up at half-time at home to Maine Road only to end up losing 4-3.
"There are a lot of things that are new for us this season, but we haven't been getting thrashed and as we settle down we will be fine, I'm sure," said Dundas.
"Westfields have a similar squad to last year, with a few additions, and beat Romulus from the Evo-Stik League in the last round so we won't take anything for granted."
KIDSGROVE ATHLETIC are in Evo-Stik League Division One South action at home to Romulus hoping to bounce back from a 2-0 midweek defeat on their own turf against Sutton Coldfield Town. It is a trip to Halesowen Town for NEWCASTLE TOWN, who won 3-1 on the road at Gresley on Tuesday.
In the North West Counties League Premier Division, STONE DOMINOES will be searching for their first win of the season when they travel to Bacup Borough.
CONGLETON TOWN are at Wigan Robin Park while, in Division One, LEEK CSOB visit Ashton Town and ECCLESHALL are away at Formby.