A return for another long-term absentee?

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A return for another long-term absentee?

Date Posted: 11/09/2017

Jason Winch could be called into the Guernsey squad for the first time since October 2015 having been named as a standby for Tuesday night's tough trip to Whyteleafe in Bostik South.

Winch has been the unluckiest Green Lion when it comes to fitness problems, having suffered three serious knee ligament injuries in six years. His latest came in the FA Trophy against Thurrock. He has been working hard on his recovery ever since. Like fellow recent returnee Kieran Mahon, he rejoined training this summer.

Tony Vance has 14 confirmed names for the visit to Church Road, and Winch is on call to come in for one of the other two named - Craig Young or Seb Skillen - who are both fighting illness and missed Sunday's defeat.

Dom Heaume is still work tied, as are Dave Rihoy and Kieran Mahon. Matt Loaring is still injured and Ross Allen still away. Jamie Dodd picked up knock in the first half against Corinthian-Casuals on Sunday that forced him off at half-time, so he misses out.

Keanu Marsh returns from both injury and being away, as does Paris Pereira.

Vance's travelling squad is as follows: Stanton, Kelly, Geall, Cochrane, Le Prevost, Mackay, Marsh, Tobin, Black, Skillen (TBC), Gauvain, Dodds, Pereira, Young (TBC), Smith, Felbabel. Standby: Winch.

The Green Lions are looking to avoid a sixth straight defeat that would equal a club record for consecutive losses, which was set in February/March 2016. They are also chasing a first away victory of the season.

The Leafe are riding high early on with four wins out of six to leave them joint-top of the table. They finished 14th in the table last season.

The Surrey side are edging the head-to-head standings with four wins to Guernsey's three. The Sarnians' last visit to Church Road saw them have a 1-0 lead overturned just before half-time and went on to be thrashed 5-1. The Leafe earned a 2-1 victory at Footes Lane in the pair's last encounter.

Tuesday's match kicks off at 7.45pm. Fans unable to make it to Church Road can watch full coverage on GFCTV and keep up to date on our social media channels. Look out for a report and reaction on GuernseyFC.com, AudioBoom and Facebook Live after the final whistle.