Bradford Park Avenue make the short trip to Throstle Nest tonight, for a West Riding County Cup semi-final derby with Farsley Celtic, in good heart after reaching another final last Saturday.

Avenue won at Celtic's UniBond Division One counterparts Matlock Town over the weekend, are in the last four of the UniBond League Challenge Cup, and now face a Roses clash in that final against Accrington Stanley.

They are keen to progress to the final of this competition as well and will be aware that holders Celtic are short on confidence.

The Throstle Nest club are still threatened by relegation and will be low after a 5-2 home defeat to fourth placed Ossett Town at the weekend.

"Forget that, the form book will go out of the window," warned Bradford boss Trevor Storton. "It will be a tough game and a close one, no doubt about it."

Centre back Neil Bagshaw missed Saturday's cup success with a bout of flu and Storton has ruled him out of tonight's squad so they will rely on the 14 who travelled to Matlock.

For Celtic, midfielder Andy Shields returns from a one match ban but Scott Bairstow is cup-tied and Ian Blackstone's loan period is over. Andy Lamb joins Shields back in contention.

Liversedge face a stern test in the other semi with a visit to Harrogate Town.

While Sedge are in form, three wins and a draw from their last four games, they are still close to the drop zone in the Northern Counties East Premier Division.

Harrogate are eight points clear at the top of the UniBond Division One and have six games in hand on second placed Eastwood Town.

Sedge will be without two of the starters from Saturday's 2-1 Bradford derby victory at Thackley. Midfielder James Glover made his second debut for Sedge at the weekend, after re-signing from Ossett Albion, but is not eligible for tonight.

Danny Cooper comes in and keeper Chris Simpson replaces James Alderson.

Eccleshill United have climbed to eighth from bottom in the Northern Counties East Premier Division with an unbeaten five game run but tonight's visit to basement club Buxton is still a crucial fixture.

Despite being almost mid-table United are just seven points better off than the Derbyshire outfit and both clubs consider this a relegation six-pointer.

United are waiting on midfielder Mark Senior who was taken off at half time with a dead-leg injury in the 2-1 home win over Garforth Town at the weekend.