DAISY Hill will be looking to bounce back from the disappointment of their 2-0 defeat at Ilkley Town on Tuesday when they travel to face Nelson in a North West Counties League Division One North clash tomorrow.

And going into the match, boss Leighton Mills is considering shuffling his pack to freshen up his starting XI.

He said: “I am looking at ringing the changes, as there isn’t really one player who played on Tuesday night who could put their hand up and say that they did enough to deserve a place.

“One boost for us is that we have got Jordan Cover back in the squad.

“He has been back training and gaining fitness after a long lay off, and he played in the friendly we arranged against CMB last Saturday.

“We will be looking at bringing him back into the squad, and we will also have Tom Brown and Harrison Masuamba back too, who both missed the Ilkley game.

“So we have options and we will be making a few changes.”

In midweek, first-half goals from Ilkley’s Kevin Gonzales and Macauley Smith put the hosts in the driving seat by half time.

And although Daisy changed formation and created some decent goalscoring opportunities after the break, the home defence held firm to secure the points.

Ilkley began the game on the front foot, and created the first chance of the game on 10 minutes, when Gonzales hit the side-netting with a header from a Smith cross.

Daisy goalkeeper Morgan Newns was called into action soon afterwards, when he parried away a shot from Ilkley’s Harry Brown after the midfielder’s strong run into the penalty area.

But Newns was beaten in the 15th minute when Ilkley’s leading scorer Gonzales grabbed his 17th goal of the season.

He picked up a pass and advanced in on goal before coolly slotting the ball into the net.

It got worse for Daisy on the stroke of half time when Smith doubled the home side’s advantage, giving Newns no chance with a well-struck shot.

After the break, Daisy began to enjoy more possession, and Ilkley keeper Tim Edney pulled off a great blocking save to deny Connor Hughes in a one-on-one face off.

Daisy continued to press and, after Bruno Severino headed over, substitute Bebeto Gomes also came close with an effort that just missed the target.

But Ilkley’s defence held out to keep a clean sheet on the night, and collect the three points with their third win in four games.

Speaking after the defeat, Mills said: “It was a very disappointing night.

“We made a bright start in the opening 10 minutes, but we lacked a bit of experience and lost our discipline at times, and that cost us.

“We changed formation at half time, and bought an extra man into midfield, and that gave us a bit more strength and we looked dangerous at times. But it was just one of those nights when things didn’t go for us as we’d hoped.”

Mills will hope for improvement from his team this weekend with kick off at Nelson tomorrow 3pm.