The Sussex side, who make the short trip to Canterbury, will be without their Olympic goalkeeper David Luckes, who had a knee operation earlier this week. Luckes, who was in brilliant form last weekend, will be replaced by James Westwood, who could be in for a busy afternoon.
Canterbury, currently in third place with Dave Hackett back in the centre of their midfield, have looked promising recently, and with their England Under-21 strikers, David Mathews and Stuart Humphries, scoring regularly, they look strong championship contenders.
Several key matches will be affected by the absence of England Under- 18 players, who have a training weekend. Relegation-haunted Beeston travel to Southgate forced to leave out Matt Taylor, Phillip Sully and Andrew West on schoolboy duties, but will be relieved that Paul Sheardown is fit after a leg injury.
New recruits, South African James Edington and James Stacey from Harleston Magpies, are included in their squad. The holidaying John Shaw will be missing from the Southgate line-up.
The absence of Greg Nicol and Gregg Clark - with the South African squad in Argentina - from First Division leaders Surbiton, who entertain Hull, could give second- placed Havant the chance of leapfrogging them.
Chris Wilson, the former Surbiton forward, makes his long-awaited debut for Chelmsford.Reuse content