Bucks await Trophy test

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Buxton FC will aim to go one step closer to Wembley this weekend when they make the trip to the world’s oldest club.

Martin McIntosh’s men head to Evo-Stik Division One South side Sheffield FC in the second qualifying round of the FA Trophy.

After overcoming Darlington 1883 in a dramatic replay in the first round, attention now turns to Saturday’s clash at the Coach and Horses ground.

Player-assistant Tim Ryan recently outlined the fact that the competition, in which Buxton were eliminated by runners-up Grimsby Town last year, sat high on the list of the club’s priorities.

He said: “We want a good run in this competition.

“There’s not only the financial side of getting through but also a run would be nice.”

On Saturday, Buxton will be aiming to continue their terrific away form.

In ten league and cup outings McIntosh’s side have tasted defeat just once, at Stamford.

Leon Osborne is set to return from suspension at the weekend.

McIntosh will have two new recruits to call upon having completed the signings of Mark Redshaw and Carlos Logan late last week.

Forward Redshaw arrives at the club after a cosmopolitan career during which he has played in Italy, the United States, Australia and Holland amongst others.

Winger Logan, who started his career with Manchester City after coming up through the junior ranks, joins from Ashton United having already impressed against the Bucks during the meeting between the two sides earlier this season.