Preview: Histon v Harriers
November 12, 2010

Preview: Histon v Harriers

Harriers look to build upon their midweek win over Rushden and move closer to the play-offs with a trip to Histon tomorrow.

Steve Burr welcomes back Aaron Griffiths to the squad after missing the last three matches through suspension but Ollie Thorne and Jack Byrne are still banned.  Increasing the numbers available, though, is new signing Jamille Matt who signed from Sutton Coldfield yesterday.  Mark Albrighton missed the midweek win over Rushden with an ankle injury but should be OK to rejoin the squad tomorrow, but he isn't guaranteed to get back into a defence that kept a clean sheet last time out.

Histon haven't had a great season so far but have started to turn things round with a five-game unbeaten run in the league.  They find themselves in 18th place, just one point above the relegation zone, thanks to a run of just two wins in the first thirteen games.  Just this week they trimmed the squad and released three players: Ben Clarke, Sekou Diarra and Mamadou Gomes, but manager David Livermore may be able to include Omer Riza in his squad after the striker recovered from a hamstring injury.

I previous meetings between the clubs Harriers have the upper hand with two wins and three draws from six games, but they have yet to win at Bridge road.  Last season's corresponding fixture ended in a 1-1 draw, Harriers' goal coming from Chris McPhee.

I expect Harriers to line-up as follows (4-4-2): Lewis; Vaughan, Mike Williams, Briscoe, Sharpe; Hankin, Briggs, McPhee, Blair; Marc Williams, Morris.
Subs (from): Shaw, Albrighton, Griffiths, Wright, Gittings, Thompson-Brown, Matt, Stevens.
Missing (Suspended): Byrne, Thorne.
Missing (on loan): Hadley.

Tomorrow's referee will be Matt Stewart from Suffolk; this will his first time in charge of a Harriers game.

The weather forecast suggests that in Cambridgeshire at kick-off time tomorrow it will be partly cloudy and 7°C.