INSTANT-DICT will have to overcome an injury crisis if they are to beat the Hong League XI in tonight's Aw Hoe Cup charity match at Mongkok Stadium. The league champions will again be without former Hong Kong Footballer of the Year Tam Siu-wai, who is still recovering after a toe operation. Another non-starter is Bulgarian defender Dimitri Kalkanov, who joined the Dickies from Uhlsport-Rangers at the end of last season. Kalkanov has a groin injury. Former Nigerian national striker Dominic Iorfa, who has yet to make an appearance for the Dickies in an official match since his arrival in mid-July, will resume training next week after a knee operation. One consolation will be the return of Australian left-winger Ross Greer. The Dickies have not had an encouraging buildup to the season. They were beaten in the semi-finals of both the Regional Council Cup and the President's Cup. But the worst setback came when they were thrashed 7-1 by Chinese champions Shanghai Shenhua in the Asian Club Championship first round first-leg match 11 days ago. Victory tonight should boost the Dickies' spirits for the season-opening match against South China at the Hong Kong Stadium. The League XI, looking to lift the title for the third year in a row, will certainly provide Instant-Dict with another tough pre-season test. The select side beat Golden 3-0 in a friendly on Tuesday, but were held to a 3-3 draw by Happy Valley in another friendly two days later. Sing Tao's former Welsh international striker Glyn Hodges is recovering from a minor groin injury and is likely to be on the bench. South China's Dale Tempest and Golden's Lee Bullen will lead the attack. South China defender Aurelio Da Silva will move up to midfield alongside compatriot Cezar Santanna from Happy Valley. TEAMS Instant-Dict (probable): 1-Mick Leonard; 2-Au-young Ying-tsz, 20-Wong Wai-tak, 5-Chan Ping-on, 3-Chan Hon-fai; 18-Yeung Hei-chi, 4-Tim O'Shea, 13-Yeung Kin-wah, 7-Ross Greer; 9-Paul Foster, 21-Tim Bredbury. Hong Kong League XI (probable): 1-Iain Hesford (Sing Tao); 3-Chan Chi-keung (Sing Tao), 6-Paul Masefield (Sing Tao), 2-Yau Kin-wai (South China), 13-Lee Wai-man (Sing Tao); 11-Lee Kin-wo (South China), 5-Aurelio Da Silva (South China), 7-Cezar Santanna (Happy Valley), 4-Ricky Cheng Siu-chung (South China); 14-Lee Bullen (Golden), 8-Dale Tempest (South China).