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Match Preview: Spennymoor Town vs South Shields

South Shields make the short journey to Spennymoor Town on Tuesday for a North East derby under the lights in Vanarama National League North (7.45pm kick-off).

Shields are third and Spennymoor are fourth heading into the match at The Brewery Field.

The Mariners will be aiming to return to winning ways following Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Southport, while Spennymoor go into it on the back of a 1-0 victory at King's Lynn Town.

Julio's thoughts

Shields manager Julio Arca was pleased with his side's performance on Saturday - but has called on his players to show more ruthlessness in front of goal.

He added: “Our performance was good and we will get criticism for losing away again, but we could not do much more than we did to win the game in terms of our general performance. We just need to be more clinical when we get the chances.

“Pretty much every manager would be happy with a performance like that from their team.

“They created one or two chances, including the penalty, and that’s football. Sometimes you don’t get what you deserve.

“The good thing with football is that in the matter of a few days, you get the chance to bounce back.

“Now we get to play a derby and this is another big game for us. We go again.”

Team news

Shields remain without forward Joao Gomes as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.

Michael Woods is also expected to miss out again.

Information for supporters

Kick-off at The Brewery Field is at 7.45pm and admission prices are £15 for adults, £10 for over-60s and £5 for under-18s.

Shields fans are able to purchase general tickets online by clicking here - there is not a specific link for away supporters - and will then need to enter through turnstiles 1 and 2 on the Tees Crescent side of the ground.

Cash and card turnstiles will be available on the night, but Shields supporters have been strongly advised to purchase a ticket in advance.

The turnstiles will open at 5.30pm and all fans are welcome in the Sports Bar before the game, at half-time and afterwards.

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