BLUES completed the signing of last season's leading scorer Jordan Johnson last week, after receiving international clearance from the FA of Wales in time for the away fixture at Market Drayton.
Defenders Paul Donnelly and Ryan Dicker both missed the trip to Goole on Saturday due to work commitments, but Donnelly returned to the squad for the home game against Stafford Rangers on Bank Holiday Monday. Dicker won't be available until next weekend.
MIDFIELDER Sean Kinsella has had the plaster removed from his injured ankle and took part in the warm-up session at Goole on Saturday. He is expected to be available for selection in three weeks' time.
Meanwhile, boss Lee Casswell is not pursuing his interest in young winger Isaac Cooper, while Rhys Thompson is getting games under his belt at Hanley Town.
BLUES take a break from their league campaign on Saturday, when Lichfield City pay their first-ever visit to Harrison Park in the preliminary round of the FA Cup.
The visitors beat Black Country Rangers 3-1 in the extra preliminary round, with a hat-trick from Mark Rose.
Lichfield City play in Division One of the Midland League, which is Step 6 of the non-league pyramid – two below the level Blues play at.
The winners of the tie will pick up prize money of £1925 from the FA and will enjoy home advantage in the next round.
THE FUNERAL of former club chairman, Eric Oliver will take place at Endon Methodist Church tomorrow (Thursday) at 3pm.
Sat 30: Lichfield City - h, 3pm. FA Cup.
Sat 6: Romulus - a, 3pm.
Weds 10: Stocksbridge Park Steels - h, 7.45pm.
Sat 13: FA Cup
Sat 20: Loughborough Dynamo - h, 3pm.
Tue 23: Tividale - a,7.45pm.
Sat 27: Coalville - a, 3pm.
Dan Shelley 3; Sam Hall 1; Matt Bell 1; Ash Jackson 1; Niall Maguire 1; Andy Kinsey 1 (incl 1 pen); Tim Grice 1; Liam Shotton 1.