This time last week we were all adrenalized by the prospect of a derby Cup tie at home, and the Trust blog tried to give you a set of preview articles (which we can recycle/amend on Monday before Tuesday’s replay)…. Now it is back to the (non)league to visit a Tamworth side who sit 18th in the league, with one win from their last five.

Town (despite a Telegraph article on whether we will get loanees in the January window) seem to be enjoying a clean bill of health with pretty much a fully fit squad.   The main question is will be some rotation given the proximity of the replay game.  Will fit-again Lenny John Lewis be able to play twice in 4 days?  Which sub will drop out along with reserve keeper Hedge? And will Jones return from illness?

As for hosts, they feature ex-Everton striker Nick Chadwick, who scored the winner vs Alfreton in their last league game, the attendance at which was 716.  Yet again with this lovely fixture list, it is a case of ‘haven’t we just played them’, as only 6 weeks ago, Tamworth visited B.P., and we hit them with second half goals from Pearson, Hannah and Hearn in a 3-1 win.

In other news, the FIFA night is all booked up for competitors, (see events list below) but feel free to put your name down as a reserve, and to attend to see how it goes.

Finally, here’s a reminder that if you are starting to think of Christmas gifts, and don’t know what to buy for younger or older Town fans, you could do worse than sign Seniors (over 65s) or Young Adults/Juniors (under 18s) up to the Trust, for a just a fiver a year.  There’s a Click To Join Us button on the website on the top right.