Vanarama National League North leaders King's Lynn Town are back in home action on Saturday when Gateshead visit The Walks.
The Tynesiders were defeated twice at Altrincham and Halesowen Town (FA Trophy) last week but still only remain three points off the play-off places with games in hand on all of the sides above them.
Assistant Linnets boss Paul Bastock knows his side are in for a tough afternoon and has earmarked Gateshead’s JJ O’Donnell as a big threat to his side.
Bastock said: “JJ is a very skilful player who likes to get at you. We’re going to have our hands full against him.
“He is capable of ripping you to pieces on his day, so we’re going to have to keep an eye on him.
“It’s a long trip for them and they will know how well we’ve been playing. Again it’s about us implementing our game on them on what is likely to be a very heavy pitch.”
Progress in the National League North has been solid for the Head, demoted from the National Premier over the summer following financial issues, with four defeats in their opening 15 league games.
Defender Tom Ward is in line for a recall for the Linnets after being cup-tied for the two FA Trophy games against Hereford.
Elsewhere, King's Lynn Town Reserves are in Thurlow Nunn Division One North action at home to Sheringham at the Fenland Stadium.
On Sunday, King's Lynn Town Ladies look to continue their recent good league form when they travel to Newmarket.