EASTLEIGH’S in-form hitman Chris Zebroski will have a change of frontline partner at home to Guiseley on Saturday.

With Paul McCallum ruled out by a groin injury picked up against Woking last weekend, there’s a chance nine-goal top scorer Ben Williamson will be back after missing the whole of December with hamstring trouble.

McCallum visibly winced as he overstretched trying to reach a Mark Yeates cross and, although the soreness is easing, he won’t be ready to face a Guiseley side who are eight points away from National League safety in 23rd place.

Saturday is too soon as well for goalkeeper Graham Stack, who also bowed out with a groin problem last week, but there is a chance midfielder Sam Togwell could feature in the squad for the first time since mid-October after thigh/hip concerns.

Manager Andy Hessenthaler said: “Paul McCallum’s groin has settled down a bit, but he’ll be missing this weekend.

“But Ben Williamson’s coming back and will be involved in some shape or form. Whether he’ll start, I don’t know, he’s only done two days’ training, but it’s a bonus to have Willo back after losing Paul.”

While Eastleigh's defending left much to be desired in an enthralling 2-2 draw with Woking, powerhouse Zebroski was a handful all afternoon, rifling in the opening goal.

“Zeb’s done terrific,” said Hessenthaler. “He hadn’t been in the team, but he got his opportunity and he’s taken it.

“He works so hard and sometimes doesn’t get the rewards he deserves.

“He must be a defender’s nightmare with his movement – and he’s got an eye for goal as well.

“If he and Willo end up playing together, it'll be interesting. They both like to run in behind, they’re not really face-up centre-forwards like Paul.

“It’s a shame we've lost Paul and Stacky. With those two, we’d have pretty much everyone back apart from Reda Johnson and Michael Green.

"Reda’s had a bit of a set-back with his hamstring and Greener’s (foot) injury might be longer-term. Ryan Cresswell is training well but it’s probably a bit early for him.”

Midfielder Sam Matthews’ loan from AFC Bournemouth finishes this weekend and the Spitfires have been in talks with the Premier League outfit.

Discussions will also take place regarding Lincoln defender Callum Howe, whose loan is up after the rearranged game at Torquay on January 13, and winger Bradley Hudson-Odoi whose two months expires after the January 20 Maidstone trip.

Eastleigh, nine points better off than Guiseley in 18th, are now seven home games without a win.

Hessenthaler was critical of their defending against Woking and said: “We’re desperate to keep a clean sheet. If we do, we know we’ve got goals in us.

"Paul Cox has gone in at Guiseley, he’s a good manager with a decent record. They’ve gone from part-time to full-time and they’ll be big, strong and physical. We need to match that.”