Hebburn Town go into their last game of the season at home to Blyth Town this Saturday, knowing only a win will guarantee them an FA Cup place next season.

Hebburn, who currently sit tenth in the Northern League Division Two, are two points ahead of Northallerton Town with an inferior goal difference.

The visitors Blyth, who are eighth in the league, have already secured their FA Cup place but have only picked up one win in their last six outings.

The Hornets welcome back goalkeeper Steve Hubery, Glen Hargrave, Iain Bickerstaff and Jason Blackburn to the squad after missing their last league game against Ryton & Crawcrook Albion.

Manager Scott Oliver said: “If the team is to improve the players, old or new, need to be available more often so we can pick settled teams as every game we make four changes.”

Hebburn will definitely be without Adam Rundle for Saturday with Mick Watson, Callum Smith and Craig Mally all doubts after coming off on Tuesday night’s win against Newcastle Under 23s.

With five losses, four wins and a draw in their last ten league games, Oliver believes the team needs to become more consistent next season.

“We have become a Jekyll and Hyde team in the last month summed up in the last three games- really good against Heaton Stannington and Newcastle but terrible against Ryton.

“Changes need to be made to the squad to make us more consistent, which is a shame as on our day we look a very good team, but overall this group has underachieved.”