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05:54 18th July 2013

Alfreton need nine points out of their last three games to stand any chance of making the play-offs. 

A defeat against Woking and a winless run of five games has all but ended the Red’s promotion hopes.

Alfreton do still have plenty to play for though - albeit probably not the grand prize of a play-off place, with a win likely to assure them a top half finish and with it their highest ever league position.

John McGrath and Michael Wylde are both sidelined for Nicky Law’s side, whilst former Town defender Nick Fenton is also a doubt with a hamstring problem which forced him out of the game at Woking last weekend.

Speaking ahead of the game, Nicky Law says that he is looking for a better performance in front of the TV cameras. “The first thing we have got to do is make sure that whatever the result, we get a performance because the last performance on TV, I am still embarrassed about now.

“That is the first thing we have got to do, perform. Usually if you do, the results follow. “It is going to be a tough game and their loss (Grimsby's) at home to Halifax (on Tuesday evening) has put a little bit more pressure on them."

Town boss Paul Hurst is hoping to have Lenell John-Lewis back available for the Good Friday trip to Alfreton.

The big frontman pulled up in the warm-up ahead of the Chester game and missed that game and the midweek defeat against Halifax. He did train today and Paul Hurst is hoping he came through with no ill-effects. 

Alex Rodman sat out training today and is a major doubt for the TV game. The midfielder is struggling with a chest infection.

Paul Bignot is still sidelined with an ankle injury.

And Paul Hurst says that the can play football. 

He said: "Nicky’s done a very good job there. I think, overall, Nicky will be more than happy with the season that they have had. They have done extremely well. It will be a tough game for us. I am expecting them to be physical but I think they’ve played some better football throughout the season. In Job Ayo Akinde they have a real threat and he’s a real handful on his day. He’s strong, big, got good feet and is quick.”

Predicted Town starting Xl: McKeown, Hatton, Pearson, Boyce, Thomas, Neilson, Disley, Thanoj, Colbeck, John-Lewis, Hannah.