Washington Nissan are looking for revenge in the Second Division promotion clash at leaders Prudhoe today.

Nissan go into the game in fifth place, just four points behind Prudhoe with four games in hand, and manager Wilf Constantine said; "Prudhoe are the only team to beat us in the league this season.

"It's a very important month for us because all of our games are away and we want to extend our unbeaten run."

Paul Moss, Kevin Bruce and Chris Leonard all return for Nissan who are unbeaten in their last 15 league matches.

Kennek Ryhope CA have been denied permission to call off their home game with Washington.

Ryhope said in midweek it wouldn't be played because their local council are unable to prepare their pitch, but the league immediately told the club that the game must go ahead.

Secretary Owen Haley said: "The league left us in no doubt that if we called the game off, then we would be in big trouble."

Washington Nissan recently had three points deducted after they called their game off because of a fireworks display.

Paul Wardle is suspended for Ryhope, while Gary McCartney, who scored a hat-trick in midweek for Washington, is unavailable.

In the first division, leaders Dunston are at Thornaby, who are three points above the relegation zone. Midfielders Michael Robson and Michael Pitt will both have fitness tests for Dunston, while keeper Tom Phillips is injured.

Benfield Saints, who are second, are at home to West Auckland and will give striker Lee Ludlow a fitness test, but Craig Melrose and Lee Errington are both ruled out because of injury.

West, who haven't played for three weeks, are without defender Darryl Hall, while they include new midfielder Dale Robinson, once of Murton.

Billingham Synthonia need to beat Chester-le-Street at Central Avenue to keep in touch with the top two. Synners welcome back strikers Andrew Fletcher and Lee Flanagan, while they are hoping that clearance from America for striker John Alexander also arrives in time. Chester will still be without injured top scorer Phil Bell.

Fourth-placed Bedlington, who have played more games than the other title contenders, are at home to third-bottom Consett, and expect to be at full strength. Consett are without striker Craig Tate because of injury, while defender Jonny Brown returns.

Billingham Town are at Durham City in a re-arranged game and they expect to be at full strength, except for midfielder Tom Jones.

City, who are fifth, are missing striker Glen Robson because of injury, while they have signed their former keeper Kevin Wolfe, who is added to the squad.

Jarrow Roofing, who have appointed Ray Lish as assistant manager for the second time, are at home to Whitley Bay, and could field a new signing.

Bay, who have lost just once in their last seven league games, are missing Neil Shotton because of suspension, while Leon Ryan will have a fitness test on a shin injury.

Shildon need a good result against Horden to stay away from trouble, as they are just three points above the relegation zone.

However, both of their keepers, John Jackson (suspension) and Liam Lowe (injury), are missing, so manager Kenny Lindoe was last night trying to sign a replacement. Phil Graham and Phil McGuire return.

Horden are without striker Ian Matthews because of suspension and James Huntley because of injury.

Guisborough, who haven't won in six matches to drop to second bottom, are at home to Brandon, and they welcome back Darren Sankey, Michael Jameson and Paul Wilson. Keeper Simon Corbett has been transfer listed at his own request.

Brandon have a doubt over defender Marc Irwin with an eye injury, but Rob Southern and Steve Flockett both return.

Esh Winning are at Peterlee, who have won their last two matches, and they have doubts over defender Phil Coxall and striker Gary Messer, but Dave Mawson and Ross Preston both return.

In the second division, Crook can't afford to drop points at Alnwick, and they will be without recent signing Wayne Gredziak because of injury.

Seaham Red Star, who drew with bottom club Willington in midweek, are at third bottom Hebburn and welcome back leading scorer Willie Crew.

Northallerton, who are joint second on goal difference, are at Evenwood, and expect to be unchanged. Evenwood will give Martin Houlahan a fitness test.

West Allotment, who are second on goal difference, are at second-bottom Easington and are without striker Mark Rasmussen, but keeper Ian Archbold returns after suspension.

Newcastle Blue Star are at home to bottom club Willington and hope to be at full strength, while Willington, who picked up their first point in two months in midweek, will have 18 players to choose from.

Norton are at North Shields and give Lewis Powell, signed from Willington, his debut.