Preview: Harriers v Hayes & Yeading United
September 11, 2010

Preview: Harriers v Hayes & Yeading United

A first home win of the season is, again, the target for Harriers as Hayes & Yeading United are the visitors to Aggborough this afternoon.

Looking to build upon last weekend's win at Altrincham, and stretch the unbeaten run to three games, Steve Burr could make changes to the team; Mark Albrighton is available again after sitting out the Moss Lane trip through suspension while Marc Williams is back in the fold after featuring twice for the Wales Under-21 team.  Williams could come in for Lee Morris who was struggling with a groin problem at Altrincham although he should have shaken it off to enable him to play this afternoon.  Keith Briggs is also a carrying a knock from lat weekend but should be OK to play, John Finnigan, however, won't be risked and Aman Verma has a broken hand that will prevent him from playing for Harriers again.

Hayes & Yeading currently sit in the relegation zone and have not won for four games, although the one point that they have picked up in the four games was a draw at Luton Town and their last victory was at Grimsby.  Manager Gary Haylock will give a fitness test to goalkeeper who has a thigh injury but left back Adam Green is definitely out with injury.

As Hayes & Yeading, rather than just Hayes, today's visitors have only faced Harriers on two occasions - both last season.  The corresponding game last season ended in a 1-0 win for Harriers, Matt Barnes-Homer the scorer, while at Church Road the game ended in a 2-2 draw with Harriers' goals coming from Chris McPhee and Martin Riley.

I expect Harriers to line-up as follows (4-3-3): Lewis; Vaughan, Mike Williams, Briscoe, Thorne; Briggs, Shaw, Byrne; Marc Williams, McPhee, Wright.
Subs (from): Finnigan, Albrighton, Hankin, Morris, Griffiths, Sharpe, Blair, Gittings, Hadley, Stevens.
Missing (injured): Verma.

The referee this afternoon will be Mathew McLaughlin from Bedfordshire who will be taking control of a Harriers game for the first time.

This afternoon's weather forecast suggests that Kidderminster will be partly cloudy with a temperature of 18°C at kick-off time.