Every cloud has a silver lining, so the downpours which left Tamworth with a wasted journey to Yorkshire on Saturday could leave the Lambs with a brighter outlook tonight.

After the game at fellow strugglers Scarborough was postponed, the extra few days mean both Tommy Johnson and Graham Ward will return after injury for tonight's home game with Aldershot Town. The prognosis for Dave Bampton, however, is less certain with the midfielder struggling with his knee problem.

Player-manager Mark Cooper and Peter Folkes are both suspended, while Michael Touhy and Matty Williams are still absent injured.

Victory over the Shots would complete Tamworth's first double of the season and also lift them out of the bottom two.

"The walking wounded have had a few extra days of rest and the results went our way over the weekend, so we will go into tonight's game in a positive frame of mind," said Cooper. The Lambs boss is less happy that they have been ordered to play the Scarborough game next Tuesday, meaning Tamworth now face five games in 13 days.

Bob Faulkner has warned Moor Green to make Damson Park their Home Sweet Home if they are to have any chance of finishing in the Nationwide North play-offs.

They have picked up three draws and one defeat in their last four home games and need to improve when they meet Hinckley United tonight.

Apart from season-long casualty Richard Follett, who is back in light training after recovering from his cruciate surgery, eighth-placed Moors have a full squad, though Hinckley will be no pushovers.

"Hinckley's away from is superb and our home form is very poor so it could be an interesting game," said Moors director Nigel Collins.

Worcester City can do the Moors a favour if they halt seventh-placed Stalybridge Celtic's push with a win at Bower Fold.

Player-manager Andy Preece has been busy planning for next season after allowing former Birmingham City midfielder Graham Hyde to go to Hednesford Town, while striker Leon Kelly has joined Hinckley.