Scott Rickards will make his Nuneaton Borough debut in tonight's must-win test of their promotion credentials.

Boro tackle Northwich Victoria at Manor Park in a second-versus-third clash in Nationwide North, with both teams knowing anything less than victory will dent their hopes of overhauling title leaders Stafford Rangers.

Nuneaton manager Roger Ashby said former England non-League international Rickards had joined after impressing on trial last week.

Boro become Rickards' third club this season, after spells at Tamworth and Red-ditch United, with the 24-year-old agreeing a deal until the end of the season.

Ashby said: "Scott can play in any of the forward positions, or in the wide areas, on the left or right, or behind the front two. That will give us plenty of options."

With David Staff and Stuart Whittaker injured, Rick-ards could slot into the left-hand role in midfield though the line-up will depend on the fitness of centre-forward Duane Darby who aggravated a shoulder injury in Saturday's draw with Hucknall and has severe bruising.

Moor Green manager Bob Faulkner can choose from a full squad for the home clash with Hinckley United at Damson Park.

Moors rested Richard Scott, Ben Petty and Phil Midworth and left top scorer Gary McPhee on the bench in their last outing eight days ago against Worcester. All will be in contention to face Hinckley.

Defender Lee Collins can play but is suspended for next Monday's rearranged league match at Worcester - a frozen pitch forced a postponement on Saturday.

Relegation-threatened Hednesford Town's search for inspiration means call-ups for Jai Stanley, Scott Hadland and Nathan Lamey in tonight's match at Hucknall Town.

The Pitmen, stuck at the foot of the table, snapped up the trio last week but Saturday's match with Leigh RMI was postponed.

Midfielders Stanley, on loan from Worcester City, and Hadland, signed from Halesowen Town, will make their debuts while striker Lamey has returned after a couple of seasons at Halesowen.

Midfielder Grant Beckett (leg) should be fit but defender Richard Teesdale is out for five to six weeks after breaking his fifth metatarsal bone in training.

Striker Paul McMahon is on holiday.