Preview: Hayes & Yeading United v Harriers
January 28, 2011

Preview: Hayes & Yeading United v Harriers

Harriers are on the road again tomorrow, heading south to face lowly Hayes & Yeading United looking to stretch their unbeaten run to three games.

Steve Burr will have to make changes to the side that drew at Forest Green in midweek; Lee Morris limped out of that game with a thigh injury which is set to keep him out of the team for two or three weeks, Nick Wright and Jamille Matt will compete for his place in the side alongside Chris McPhee while Jack Byrne should return to the side in midfield allowing leading scorer McPhee to return to the attack.  On the plus side, however, Tom Sharpe is available again after recovering from the knee injury he picked up at Barrow.

Struggling United will be without Tom Cadmore who is suspended after being sent-off in the midweek defeat at fellow relegation fighters Altrincham.  The 4-2 defeat at Moss Lane left United in the final relegation place ahead of The Robins but having played more games than anyone else in the bottom ten places.  Their recent form has not been good, winning just once in the last six games but earlier in the season they did pick up impressive away wins at Darlington and Grimsby and drew at Luton.

It will be another chance for Harriers to record their first league double of the season having won the game at Aggborough 3-1 in September with goals from Wright, McPhee and Callum Gittings.  Harriers have the best of the previous meetings; since Hayes amalgamated with Yeading to become Hayes & Yeading Harriers have two wins and a draw from three games.

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

The referee will be Chris Powell from Dorset; this will be his first time in charge of a Harriers game.

Tomorrow's weather forecast says that it will be mostly cloudy and a nippy 3°C.


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