DIVISION one pacesetters Thame United will give Mark West a late fitness test before Saturday's league encounter away at Yeading.

The profilific striker has been out for two weeks with a hamstring strain and manager Andy Sinnott won't rush him back if he's not ready.

Sinnott said: "He's far too important for us to risk him getting injured again so we won't play him unless he is right."

West is the most feared striker in all four divisions of the Ryman League having plundered 21 goals in United's rise to the top of the first division table.

Luckily for Thame, his injury has coincided with a fortnight when Thame have been forced into inacitivity by the adverse weather.

Tuesday's trip to Whyteleafe was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch much to the delight of Sinnott.

Fortune also smiled on Thame last Saturday when Boreham Wood, their nearest challengers for the first division title, lost 3-2 against Uxbridge to maintain Thame's ten point lead at the summit.

On Saturday, Thame will be looking to extend their lead even further when they travel to West London to take on a Yeading side who they beat 1-0 at The Windmill Stadium earlier in the season.

Sinnott said: "They gave us a really tough game and I expect them to do that again."

United will travel without midfielder Justin Lee. He is sidelined with an abdominal injury and will be replaced by Greg Williams.

Williams is back in the fold after recovering from the crushed finger he suffered during an accident at work.