DANNY Scopes will have to assess a number of his Concord Rangers stars ahead of hosting Bath City tomorrow.

The Beach Boys competed with Leamington over the course of 120 minutes before booking their place in the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy for the first time in their history thanks to a penalty shoot-out win last weekend.

As a result, numerous members of that heroic side are fatigued, while others have picked up injuries.

“Joel Nouble and Lamar Reynolds limped off the pitch with impact injuries,” said Concord chief Scopes.

“Ben Wells also had a dead leg and we had others cramping up towards the end of extra-time.

“We have got to assess Chris Haigh because he suffered a nasty facial injury after a late challenge.

“We’re hoping he will be able to play, even if he has to wear a protective mask to make sure he gets through the game.

“It’s a case of hoping they can recover in time for the weekend.”

After extending their record-breaking run in the FA Trophy, Scopes was unable to hold a training session on Tuesday.

Consequently, the Beach Boys will have only been involved in one training session ahead of Bath’s visit to the Aspect Arena.

“We had so much fatigue and a host of injuries, so we had some players simply in for treatment and others recovered on their own programme on Tuesday,” added Scopes.

“In fairness, the players hadn’t enjoyed a Tuesday off since September and we have a lot of games coming up, so the break from training may have come as a positive for them.

“We have a good bunch of lads at the club and I know I can trust them to recover themselves.

“While we have Bath to concentrate on, we are also playing Dagenham & Redbridge in the Essex Senior Cup semi-finals on Tuesday.

“That means we will have to use our entire squad and we feel like everyone is in a good position.”

Concord will go head-to-head with Bath for the third time since the turn of the year.

The Beach Boys were held to a 1-1 draw in the second round of the FA Trophy before winning the replay 2-1 thanks to a late Nouble winner.

While Concord are 13th in the National League South standings, Bath find themselves fifth.

However, the Romans’ form has deteriorated in recent weeks, with them suffering a crushing 7-0 defeat to table-toppers Wealdstone last month.

And Scopes wants to heap more misery on Bath.

“We know a lot about them and they know a lot about us because of playing each other recently,” admitted Scopes.

“Before we played them in the FA Trophy tie, they were in good form.

“But they suffered a heavy defeat to Wealdstone in the week leading up to the replay and they have been dealing with a number of injuries.

“They are still one of the best footballing sides in the division and we will have to keep our concentration.”