Why should I watch..?

To see if Witton can carry the momentum gained from a midweek cup victory against neighbours Barnton into the weekend.

Albion have lost only one of their past five games in the Northern Premier League’s top-flight, but have slipped into the table’s bottom-half following back-to-back draws against Stourbridge and Matlock.

A goalless stalemate in the first of those two games ended a five-match losing sequence on their travels in the Premier Division.

They will be hosted in North Yorkshire by opponents that have failed to win any of their past eight league games.

However they are unbeaten on home turf since Shaw Lane ran out 3-0 victors on September 12.

What they’ve said

“[Last] Saturday was another incredibly frustrating game for us.

“We definitely didn’t deserve to return home from Nantwich without anything to show for our efforts; if anything, we probably edged the game.

“Having said that, we can still be better in both boxes and we’ll need to be if we’re to start climbing the table.”

Chris Hardy, Whitby Town manager

“Rest assured Whitby will have done their homework on us.

“We’ll go there and look to repeat what we did at Stourbridge earlier this month when we kept a clean-sheet.

“That means being solid, although of course we want to return with a positive result.”

Carl Macauley, Witton Albion manager

Numbers game

If selected, striker Rob Hopley will make his 100th appearance for Witton. He has scored 54 goals in that period.

Whitby team news

Attacking duo Connor Dunlavey and John Campbell are ruled out by injury.

Fellow front-runner, Anthony Hume (honeymoon) is also unavailable.

Teenager Cameron Salkeld has arrived on loan from Carlisle United, and could make his debut.

Witton team news

Full-back Matty Devine (hamstring) will not be risked after coming through the first hour of a 3-0 win against Barnton in the Mid-Cheshire District FA Senior Cup in midweek.

Danny McKenna returns in his place.

Michael Wilson (rib) also returned on Tuesday following a lay-off, and is fit to travel.

Man to keep an eye on

Steven Tames

The attacker increased his goals tally for the campaign to 11 with a double in a midweek knockout win against Barnton.

His finishing was clinical; first, stooping low to steer Cesaire’s superb cross past goalkeeper Rob Cooke with a cushioned header before steering in substitute Will Jones’ cut-back with his instep.

The 25-year-old’s confidence will be high as a result.

Form guide (past six in league)

Whitby L D L D D D

Witton D D L W W L

Most recent meetings

Witton 0-3 Whitby (NPL Premier Division, April 4 2015)

Whitby 1-1 Witton (NPL Premier Division, August 30 2014)

Witton 3-1 Whitby (NPL Premier Division, March 15 2014)

Odds (SKY Bet)

Whitby 6/5

Draw 5/2

Witton 13/8

Essential information

When Saturday, November 25

Kick-off 3pm

Address The Turnbull Ground, Upgang Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 3HZ

Admission Adults £10, Concessions £6, Under 18s £3, Accompanied Under 16s Free

Parking Supporters are encouraged to park at Whitby Leisure Centre, just off Crescent Avenue