LISNAGARVEY’S Irish International, Timmy Cockram is doubtful if he will be fit to play in their opening European Hockey League game against Lille in England.
Cockram has travelled with the squad to East Grinstead in the hope that he will be able to shake off the injury which has plagued him all season.
But the Blues will be hoping that he will be available for their opening game against French champions Lille.
The Hillsborough outfit must win this one if they are to stand any chance of reaching the final 16, as they face crack Dutch side Bloemendaal in their final game.
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Meanwhile, on the domestic front, Cookstown welcome Banbridge to Coolnafrankey, in the top premiership clash of the day.
Cookstown are expected to be at full strength, whilst Bann welcome back Scott Caruth from injury but Owen Magee will still be missing from the squad.
William Robinson should be in the Inst squad for the visit of Annadale to Shaw’s Bridge.
Inst’s prolific goal scorer has been out injured for the last couple of weeks, and if Inst win, it will be four wins out of four and will keep them at the top of the premiership.
An unchanged Antrim, will be hoping that they can bounce back from the heavy defeat by Civil Service last week, when they take on Harlequins at Antrim Forum.
Defeat for Antrim will leave them firmly at the foot of the table without a point.
Gary Niblock returns to Kilkeel’s starting line up for the visit of Civil Service, who have Alan Hay and Andrew Simpson missing.
In Senior One table toppers Raphoe are off to Comber, where they face North Down.
The County Down side are the only team to inflict a defeat on the Donegal side this season, but since then Raphoe have racked up six straight wins on the trot.
Even with their top goal scorer Richard Nummy unavailable, Newry will be favourites to take all three points against a miss-firing Armagh.
South Antrim will be without Ward Phillips, who is injured and Ricky O’Neil who is off to the Intervarsities, for their trip to Bangor. The seasiders have only one point from three outings and welcome back Michael Harte.
Ballynahinch open their Irish Trophy account with a trip to Dublin, where they will play Rathgar Chiefs in the first round of the competition.
And on Sunday, last week’s high scoring Parkview will play Cliftonville in the semi-final of the Sussex Regiment Cup.
Irish Schools champions Banbridge Academy are the only Ulster school left in this season’s competition.
They will face either Wesley, Ashton or St Andrews in Saturday’s semi-final at Lisnagarvey Hockey Club.