Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Evo-Stik First Division North

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Evo-Stik First Division North

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AMID the "hills and sheep", Lee Collings has warned his Durham City side to expect a different test today to their previous back-to-back wins.

The Esh Group Stadium outfit are 15th after beating Wakefield and Salford City, and travel to 14th-placed Mossley this afternoon.

The Lilywhites came through four rounds of the FA Cup this season, losing to Darlington in the fourth qualifying round. But they have failed to win in their last seven games, and armed with a strong squad, Collings believes that if City maintain recent standards they can prevail.

"They had a good run in the FA Cup this season, so although they haven't done so well recently we know it won't be easy," said Collings, who has David Dowson, Rufus Ayre and Evan Graham back in contention but James Winter (side-strain) missing today.

"It's a tough place to go, in not the nicest of surroundings - it's all hills and sheep!

"The pitch is usually pretty heavy and it'll be a different sort of test to our last two games. …

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