SALISBURY FC will be looking to end the only unbeaten away record left in the Southern League Division One West when leaders Taunton Town are the visitors on Saturday.

A bumper crowd is expected for the game and segregation at Ray Mac will be in force.

The Whites will also be out to avenge 4-1 loss at Taunton earlier in the season, when Owen Howe was their only scorer from the penalty spot.

The striker will be missing for this weekend's game as he starts a three match ban, after being given a straight red card in the 2-1 victory at third placed Evesham.

This moved the Whites 10 points clear of the chasing pack in the the final promotion spot, and they are eight points behind leaders Taunton from one more game.

The Evesham game also saw Luke Hopper make his debut, but after three minutes a calf injury ended his afternoon and he is likely to be out for three weeks.

Manager Steve Claridge said: "It is disappointing to lose two of our big game players, as we face the best team in the league.

"However, we will still give it our best shot. We were not very good when we played them down there and they were probably wondering how we were second."

On Tuesday night, Salisbury travel to Melksham to take on Hellenic League Premier Division leaders Highworth Town for a place in the final of the Wiltshire Senior Cup against National League South side Chippenham.

Claridge added: "I will give some of the young players a chance in this game and they have not let me down yet. We have a busy time coming up with games, so we have to manage the squad of players we have."