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Boost for Farsley as banned duo return
Farsley will need to bounce back from a shock midweek defeat if they are to stay in the play off places in the Evo-Stik Division One North on Saturday.
Neil Parsley’s men remained third in the table despite their 2-1 home reverse to Burscough on Tuesday. The Lancashire outfit climbed out of the relegation zone with that win.
Farsley face another Roses battle as they head over the Pennine peaks to take on mid-table Padiham.
Ryan Serrant returned from a one game ban to set up Danny Hull’s goal for Farsley against Burscough and he will be joined in this weekend’s squad by Simeon Bambrook and Matt Dempsey, who both served out their two-match suspensions on Tuesday.
Club captain Rob O’Brien is regaining match fitness after coming back from an ankle ligament injury.
The midfielder made a surprise appearance from the substitutes’ bench in last Saturday’s 2-0 home win over Radcliffe Borough and continued his recuperation against Burscough.
Parsley is pleased to have numbers back after being without six regulars recently but he is still one striker down for the trip to the outskirts of Burnley.
Adam Priestley is sitting out the last of a three-game ban for his sending-off in the first round West Riding County Cup victory at Goole.
Farsley’s unexpected home loss to Burscough saw them lose ground on the two clubs above them, who are both six points clear of Parsley’s men.