Gateshead manager Mike Williamson has a full squad from which to choose for Sunday’s FA Cup first round clash with League Two Oldham.
The former Newcastle defender has guided his National League North side to eight wins and two defeats in its last 10 games in all competitions.
He made two changes to the side which lost 3-2 in the league at home to Guiseley last weekend for Curzon Ashton’s visit to the International Stadium in midweek as midfielder Liam Agnew and striker Joshua Kayode made way for Connor Oliver and Jordan Preston.
Both were used as late second-half substitutes and it would be no surprise if they returned to the starting line-up against the Latics.
Oldham boss Dino Maamria admits he has decisions to make as he attempts to avoid a banana skin in the north-east.
Experienced midfielder Chris Eagles played his first 90 minutes since August in last Saturday’s 2-2 league draw with Northampton and will hope to retain his place after being limited to a series of appearances from the bench in recent weeks.
Defender Tomas Egert was an unused substitute against the Cobblers on his return from a three-match ban and the cup-tie could represent a fresh opportunity for him to stake his claim.
But it was midfielder Mohammed Maouche who caught Maamria’s eye on his return from injury with a late cameo from the bench as his side struck twice inside the final five minutes to snatch a point.