Hebburn manager Scott Oliver has said that he’ll be “very proud” of his players this season regardless of what happens in the final two games.

The Hornets have a chance of finishing second this season but they will be relying on Bishop Auckland to drop points in at least one of their two remaining games against Dunston UTS and Shildon.

“Second place is still in Bishop Auckland’s hands as they have a point advantage, but we will do all we can if they drop any points against Dunston and Shildon,” Oliver said.

“Whatever happens in our final two games, I’m very proud of my players this season.”

Opponents Whickham sit in 17th and have won one of their last five games when they beat Newcastle Benfield 4-1 away from home.

The game tomorrow will be the third time the two sides have faced each other this season. Hebburn won the previous clashes 3-0 and 4-0 in August and October respectively.

On his opponents, Oliver said: “Whickham have one game left and sitting second bottom will frustrate them as they have many good players at this level.

“It shows the quality of this league, it is never easy getting the right mix of players after a promotion season.”

Oliver has a squad of 18 players to choose from tomorrow, although their fitness ranges, but he has no fresh injury concerns.

Dan Groves and Graeme Armstrong could return after they missed the last few games through injury.

The Hornets will be looking to extend their unbeaten run in the league to 12 games tomorrow. The game kicks off at 3pm with entry £6 for adults, £4 for concessions and £1 for under 16s.