Tonight our first team take on Ian Chandler’s first division Bishop Auckland .
Ian knows all about Durham and brings familiar faces with him Brian Rowe, James Fairley, Denver Morris, Callum Munro just to name a few .
Billy and Steve get to look at players for the last time in a game before our opener on Saturday against Willington.
Billy said”its all abut fitness and connections and building team spirit a win would be nice but its not priority and I know supporters want us to win every game .Saturday is priority and some players may just cement their place tonight .I spoke to the Chairman yesterday and we both believe the squad is stronger’than last season and we know everyone might not get the game time but that’s the challenge of every player through games like this and training ‘to make mine and Steve’s job harder.”
So far Durham have been beat of Willington and Ashington and beat Wolviston and Coxhoe but tonight will be a big test.