Dover be out to end a run of three National League games without a win when boss Chris Kinnear’s side host Kent rivals Bromley on Saturday.
Whites remain sixth on the ladder, despite not winning since the 3-0 triumph against visiting Eastleigh on February 25.
Defeats on the road at Woking and Boreham Wood, and the goalless stalemate with Solihull Moors, have left Whites two points adrift of fifth-placed Gateshead, but with a game in hand over the Heed.
After the 5-0 loss at Boreham Wood on Tuesday, boss Kinnear is looking for an instant response from his players as Whites look to do do the double over Bromley this season.
Kinnear said: “We lost at Chester 5-0 earlier in the season and bounced back to beat Sutton three days later – I am confident we will do the same at Crabble on Saturday.
“We may have a good relationship with our Kent neighbours, but they are standing between us and three points.
“They will no doubt work hard, so we will have to work even harder in order to get a result.”.
BROMLEY’S RECENT FORM
Bromley are currently 11th on the National League ladder after beating visiting North Ferriby United 3-0 last Saturday.
Bradley Goldberg, George Porter and Jordan Wynter scored the goals as Bromley ended their six-match winless run with the win.
Their previous two games saw them draw 0-0 at Boreham Wood after losing 5-0 at home against Braintree Town.
25/10/16: Bromley 0-2 Dover Athletic
Dover won their first Kent derby of the season thanks to a first half double from Ricky Miller and Ross Lafayette.
Miller opened the scoring in the 26th minute after latched onto Lafayette’s delightful through ball to slot home.
Three minutes later it was the turn of Lafayette to get on the scoresheet as he pounced on Rob Swaine’s horrendous back header to fire home.
Whites’ leading scorer in the National League this season is Miller with 30, but he will miss the game through suspension.
Moses Emmanuel (11) and Ross Lafayette (10) are also in double figures in the league.
Bromley’s leading man with 10 league goals is Blair Turgott.
DOVER TEAM NEWS
Dover will be without the suspended Miller while assistant boss Jake Leberl said on Friday that there are no injury concerns following the defeat at Boreham Wood on Tuesday.
The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make it, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!
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SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES
Aldershot Town v Sutton United
Barrow v Dagenham & Redbridge
Boreham Wood v Guiseley AFC
Braintree Town v Southport
Chester FC v Eastleigh
Forest Green Rovers v Wrexham
Gateshead v Woking
North Ferriby United v Solihull Moors
There will be a Supporters Club coach heading to Guiseley next Saturday.
It leaves Crabble at 7am and the cost is as follows:
Adults Members £15, Adult Non Members £30 and accompanied child (under 16) £10.
Please call or text Andy Fisher on 0793 4300335 to book your seat or see him in the Centre Spot on Saturday.
Please note that you are now required to pay for your seat in advance in cash or by cheque or via bank transfer.
Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.