Preview: Harriers v Barrow
January 22, 2011

Preview: Harriers v Barrow

Harriers have a quick opportunity to put right last weekend's defeat when Barrow visit Aggborough.

Steve Burr may have to make changes to the side that lost at Holker Street; Tom Sharpe and Jack Byrne both picked up injuries in that game but may be OK to take part, they will face late fitness tests before a decision is made.  Lee Vaughan may be able to come into the side, though, after shaking off the 'flu that has kept him out of recent games.  Burr also has to decide whether or not to risk playing Chris McPhee who was this week put on the transfer list; the club want him off the wage bill before the transfer window closes and may not want him to pick up an injury that jeopardises that.

Barrow are still in search of their first away win of the season having followed up last weekend's victory over Harriers with a 3-0 defeat at Gateshead in midweek; the last time they won on the road, in fact, was their last visit to Aggborough in April of last year.  Joint manager Darren Sheridan is available for selection again after completing a three-game ban; Andy Cook could come in for his first start since rejoining the club but would have to displace on-loan striker Louis Almond who was the difference between the sides last week.

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

This afternoon's referee will be Andy Hendley from the West Midlands.  This will be his seventh time in charge of a Harriers game, and second this season.  Earlier this season he was in the middle of the 4-3 home defeat to Southport and in previous season took charge of two Harriers wins and three defeats.

The weather for this afternoon is forecast to be mostly cloudy with a temperature around 6°C.