After their worst start to a Northern League season, Whitley Bay go in search of their first points when they visit fellow strugglers Billingham Town on Saturday.
The sides are the only two in the Ebac Northern League first division still without a point.
But Whitley will be hoping to have a near full strength side available for the first time this season when they make the journey to Teesside.
Chris Reid is back from India while Brad Brooking has returned from holiday.
Doubts still remain about James Novak who is battling to recover from a knee injury.
Following this fourth consecutive away game, Bay have a run of three home fixtures, starting on Tuesday, September 3, when the Billingham Synthonia are the visitors to Hillheads.
Maximum points from these two games could see Whitley climb into a much more respectable position in the league table as well as boost the confidence of players and fans alike.