LEEK CSOB start their season in the Staffs County Senior League Premier Division away to Wolstanton United tomorrow (Sat, Sept 12).
It's a tough call for the Old Boys who will be without a stack of key players who are either injured or unavailable.
CSOB boss Kielan Bond, pictured, said: "No Pettit, Bennett, Reid, Lowe Forrester, Coates and Wilson, and Morgan and Wainwright are doubtful, so we travel with a very young squad."
Bond is not happy that Bennett has to sit out the opening game because of suspension.
"Bennett is suspended from last season even though the season was void," fumed Bond.
Staffordshire County Senior Football League
Saturday, September 12
Audley v Abbey Hulton United Res; Cheadle Town v Alsager Town; Eastwood Hanley v Ashbourne; Foley v Ball Haye Green; Hanley Town v Walsall Phoenix; Redgate Clayton v Brereton Social; Silverdale Athletic v Buxton FC; Wolstanton United v Leek CSOB.
Monday, September 14
Ball Haye Green v Eastwood Hanley.
Tuesday, September 15
Buxton FC v Redgate Clayton.
Wednesday, September 16
Abbey Hulton United Res v AFC Alsager; Alsager Town Res v Audley; Ashbourne v Cheadle Town; Brereton Social v Foley Meir; Hanley Town Res v Silverdale Athletic; Leek CSOB v Walsall Phoenix.