SAM Williams is in contention for Tividale’s eagerly-awaited FA Cup clash with Leek Town.

The 27-year-old midfielder declared himself fit last week and was on the bench for the 4-0 replay win over Stafford Rangers.

Carl Edwards got a hat-trick and Danny Ashton added the fourth in an impressive win for the Dudley-based Northern Premier League Division One South side.

Manager Ian Long is considering throwing the versatile Williams into the fray while he also targets a striker to help improve Tivi’s goals ratio.

“Sam is fit and he might be just the sort of player we will need against a tough Leek side,” said Long. “He can use his head and is strong in the tackle.”

Long is still chasing the signature of Causeway United’s striker Aaron Lloyd but is unlikely to get him on board by the weekend.

“Aaron is the sort of player we need too. He scores goals, he is very powerful and good in the air.

“He’s the sort of player we perhaps haven’t got up front and when we are under the cosh we could put it up to him to relieve the pressure.”

Jazz Luckie got his first of the season in the 2-1 defeat at Romulus while Edwards is yet to register a league goal despite banging in seven in the FA Cup.

“We probably still haven’t replaced Nathan Waite who got goals regularly for us. Goals are the key and we need someone who gets them regularly as that’s what we are lacking. But they are hard to come by.”