Why should I watch..?

To see if 1874 Northwich can record a fourth successive league victory at St Luke’s Barton Stadium.

A run of 10 straight wins in all competitions ended after 2-0 defeat against Altrincham in the Cheshire FA Senior Cup on Tuesday, although they recovered to eliminate Abbey Hulton from the Macron Cup 48 hours later.

The management duo will again select a side carefully with a knockout clash against Winsford and a crunch Premier Division encounter with Runcorn Town to follow in midweek.

Meanwhile visitors Liverpool remain without a manager since they announced Chris Stammers’ resignation on Christmas Eve.

Reds have not won since, following a 2-1 defeat at home to Burscough with a goalless stalemate against Squires Gate.

What they’ve said

“We’re pleased with how the players have responded to last weekend’s FA Vase win.

“They’ve stayed focused, and not been carried away after what was a significant victory for the club.

“That’s proved to us that their mind is on the job, and that’s really important if we want to reach our objectives this season.”

Wayne Goodison, 1874 Northwich co-manager

Numbers game

AFC Liverpool have left with maximum points on two of their previous three visits to play 1874 Northwich at Winsford

Man to keep an eye on

Adam Whitlock

Made his first start for more than a month at Abbey Hulton in the cup on Thursday, and converted a penalty in the first half.

The youngster will be keen to re-establish himself in the starting line-up following the return to fitness of Ryan Jackson.

His speed and eye for goal make him a dangerous attacking option whether selected to feature from the first minute or introduced as a substitute.

1874 team news

Sam Hind (foot) is unlikely to be risked after suffering a knock during a 4-1 win at Abbey Hulton in the Macron Cup on Thursday.

Meanwhile Mark Jones is unavailable.

Management duo Paul Bowyer and Wayne Goodison will check on Ryan Jackson and Danny Meadowcroft after they both returned to action following injury lay-offs this week.

Ben Woods (groin) is expected to be passed fit.

Form guide (past six in league)

1874 W W W W W L

Liverpool L W W L W D

Most recent meetings

AFC Liverpool 0-1 1874 Northwich (NWCFL Premier Division, December 17 2016)

1874 1-3 AFC Liverpool (NWCFL Premier Division, September 27 2016)

1874 1-0 AFC Liverpool (NWCFL Premier Division, April 16 2016)

Essential information

When Saturday, January 13

Kick-off 3pm

Address Barton Stadium, Kingsway, Winsford CW7 3AE

Admission Adults £6, Concessions (OAP/Students) £4, Under 16s Free

Parking Free at the ground