The Gate’s opposition on Bank Holiday Monday can still win automatic promotion but know they must earn three points at Hartsdown Park as they remain five points behind league leaders Maidenhead United with just three games to play.
Margate will be forced into one change with on-loan goalkeeper Jonathan Miles unable to play against his parent club meaning Manager Steve Watt is likely to draft back in Valery Pajetat. Margate otherwise could name the same outfield line up with Michael Thalassitis looking to add to his two in two ratio against his former side.
Ebbsfleet are without their influential captain Danny Kedwell due to a broken arm but McMahon has plenty in reserve with Aaron Mclean now back to full fitness and amongst the goals in Saturdays 4-1 win over Eastbourne Borough.
When these two sides met on the August Bank Holiday it was the hosts who ran out 4-0 winners against an abject Blues side.
Margate are simply looking to restore pride and know that they can have a huge effect on the title race with Ebbsfleet United today and Maidenhead United to play at Hartsdown Park on Saturday 29th April 2017.
Kick off at Hartsdown Park is 3pm but as always if you can’t be there then you can stay right up to date on the Clubs official Twitter feed @margate_fc from 2pm.