TODMORDEN Borough have an uphill task on Saturday after two weeks of inactivity.
The club’s match last weekend, like that of more than half the teams in the West Lancashire League, had to be called off because of a waterlogged pitch and they also had no fixture the week before.
It is far from ideal preparation for their game in the second round of the Lancashire Amateur Shield at Blackpool Wren Rovers.
With a number of players already unavailable, Borough will have to give opportunities to second team players to fill the breach.
Division Two Borough know they will be facing one the league’s top sides in Premier Division Rovers, who are currently in fourth place.
The Blackpool side are a former semi-professional outfit, with excellent playing facilities.
For Borough to win, it would provide a major shock, but manager John Gilford will be expecting his players to give 100 per cent in what is likely to be their toughest match of the season.