The ever-dependable Tom Dodds is a welcome return to Tony Vance's squad as they gear up for a vital six-pointer against the Metropolitan Police at Footes Lane on Saturday.

Dodds hasn't featured since August due to an ankle injury and his steadiness has been missed. Kieran Mahon is also back to bolster the midfield after missing the exciting draw at Hanworth Villa.

Dave Rihoy missed the trip last week at short notice due to illness. If he plays, he will move onto 271 appearances and clear of Dominic Heaume in the all-time list.

The full squad is as follows: Addison, Hainsworth, Vaudin, Dodd, Alvarez, Merris, Dodds, Vance, Mahon, Black, Rihoy, Loaring, Gauvain, Wallbridge, Domaille, Murray.

Tony Vance will hope that last Saturday's comeback to earn a point at the death will prove a turning point in his side's season as they seek their first win since the opening day. They avoided setting a new club record for consecutive defeats and could actually move out of the relegation zone with a win, depending on how Corinthian-Casuals get on against Southall.

Met Police's only win came at the end of September, but to be fair they have gone through a really tough run in recent weeks, facing three of the current top four in recent weeks in Raynes Park Vale, Marlow and Chertsey Town, all of whom have eyes on promotion this season. Marlow beat them 2-1 on Tuesday.

They actually finished eighth in the Southern League Premier Division South, a step above, last season but took voluntary relegation due to a variety of off-field challenges after many years playing in Step 3. They got to the first round proper of the FA Cup as recently as the 2018-19 season. This will be the first time these two sides have met.

Saturday's match kicks off at 2pm. Fans unable to make it to Footes Lane can keep up to date on our social media channels and catch the highlights on our Facebook and YouTube pages in the days following the game. A full match report will also follow on the website.