BISHOPS Castle skipper Jack Holloway is expected to return after a long injury lay-off for Saturday's home derby against high-flying Cleobury Mortimer.

Holloway is likely to be named on the bench for the re-arranged Midlands Four West (North) match, says spokesman Pete Bevan.

Bevan said: “It is great news about Jack’s comeback – he was supposed to be on the bench last weekend but our match was called off because one part of the pitch was waterlogged,” said Bevan.

“Jack is a key player for us and, if we can get back the form he showed last season, then that would be fantastic for the team.

“Nick Davies has been out of action since before Christmas and, hopefully, he will also be back to start against Cleobury.”

But Cleobury captain Allan Shields is away, watching England’s Six Nations showdown with Ireland at Twickenham.

“Some of the other lads are in Cardiff on Friday night to watch Wales but we are trying our best to put a team out, although it won’t be our strongest team," said Shields. "The most important thing is that we fulfil this fixture.”

Clee Hill, also in Midlands Four West (North), are at home to Cannock, while Ludlow are scheduled to host Old Saltleians at The Linney in Midlands Two West (North).