Saturday is Non League Day as Port make the journey south to take on Woking at Kingfield Stadium.
Sitting in tenth place in the league after fourteen games with nineteen points, Woking come into the fixture off the back of a 2-1 win over Cambridge United ending the Cardinals three game winless run.
Woking gained promotion to the Blue Square Bet Premier league after becoming champions of the Conference South last season, winning the title with a 1-0 victory over Maidenhead, a game in which forward Guiseppe Sole scored in a record breaking ninth consecutive game for the Cardinals.
The talented striker has scored eighty goals in two hundred and twelve appearances for Woking but is currently sidelined after injuring his cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments in his right knee and requires two operations.
The Cards have brought in nineteen year old Sunderland midfielder Billy Knott on a one month loan spell. Yet to make a senior appearance for the Premier League side, Knott featured in the starting line for Woking on Tuesday but was substituted after sixty-nine minutes.
Kingfield Stadium will be no stranger to the Sandgrounders and travelling supporters as it also serves as the home of now relegated Hayes and Yeading.
Michael Bakare has been ruled out of Saturdays squad after a hamstring strain forced his substitution against Barrow midweek in a match plagued with injury concerns.
Midfielder Karl Ledsham will join Bakare on the sidelines after receiving stitches for a nasty gash on his shin from a crunching tackle in last weekends clash with Nuneaton and is expected to be out for a further week.
Player coach Alan Moogan and Captain Simon Grand face treatment after Tuesday nights game with Chris Almond also a doubt, suffering hamstring problems.
Vice Captain James Smith made a brief appearance for Port midweek but is still carrying an injury to his foot and with so many of the squad under treatment and doubtful manager Liam Watson faces a selection nightmare.
Defender Chris Lever does look likely to return to the starting line after picking up an injury last weekend which saw him absent from Tuesdays squad.
Forward Darren Stephenson has been recalled after a successful loan spell to at Evostick Premier side Chorley and will be available for selection on Saturday.
Without a home league game until the end of the month, Liam Watson will be hoping to re-ignite the spark in the injury hampered Port side and look for a return to winning ways.
by Nicola Hudson
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