CHARD Town, who remain third in the table despite a defeat last weekend, travel to eighth-placed Wells City in the Toolstation Western League First Division on Saturday (ko 3pm).

Earlier in the season, eighth placed Wells drew 3-3 at Chard on a day when Chard were very depleted.

Chard manager Jamie Manley, whose squad has been plagued by injuries and unavailabilities in recent months, again has a number of doubts for Saturday.

The good news is that James Boyland, Eliott Dyer and Ollie Pearson all came through last Saturday and Sam Smith all came through last Saturday had 45 minutes in his first Western League outing since September.

Tom Salter, who has not played since November, will resume training this week.

Christian Blango and Andy Holmes will be assessed during the week but Dan Collins is definitely out with a hamstring strain.

Chard Reserves, in need of points in the Macron Devon & Exeter League, entertain Bampton at Zembard Lane on Saturday (ko 3pm).

Chard Under-18s visit neighbours Wellington in the Somerset Floodlight Youth league next Tuesday (29th), ko 7.30pm.

Ilminster face a tough fixture at fourth-placed Watchet Town, last season’s Somerset County League Premier Division runners-up, who beat Shirehampton 3-0 last weekend.

Taylor Jefferson sits out the match as he completes his suspension, while Carl Lazenby and Ashley Lock are doubtful with injuries.

In Division 3, Combe St Nicholas travel to bottom side Cutters Friday.