Preview: Harriers v Histon
April 30, 2011

Preview: Harriers v Histon

The curtain comes down on Harriers' rollercoaster season this afternoon with the visit of bottom club Histon to Aggborough.

Victory for Harriers would clinch sixth place in the league and Steve Burr will be hoping that his team goes out in style with a win to ensure that finish.  Despite needing a win to make sure of the highest finish possible, Burr will be making changes to the team that lost at Rushden on Monday; Jack Byrne begins his five-match ban and Lee Vaughan will be rested to make sure that he doesn't get a 15th yellow card that would make him miss the start of next season.  Matt Lowe will come in for Vaughan to finally make his debut and there could be a recall for Dave Hankin and a possible debut for Andy Stevens in goal.  There will be no Sean Canham as he was recalled from his loan by Hereford on Tuesday.

Histon were hit with a five-point penalty at the same time Harriers were, but even those five points wouldn't have been enough to keep them from the bottom of the table.  They have lost the last 13 games and have scored just one goal in the last eight.  David Livermore, the manager, has no injury concerns to contend with and could name the same team that lost 4-0 to Luton in their final home game on Monday.

Earlier in the season Harriers won the game at Histon, Chris McPhee scoring the only goal of the game.  Overall Harriers have the best of the previous meetings, with three wins and three draws from seven games, and two wins and one draw from the three games at Aggborough.

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

The referee today will be Declan Ford from Leicestershire.  This will be his first time in charge of a Harriers game.

This evening's weather forecast suggests that by kick-off time Kidderminster will be sunny with a temperature of 18°C.

Don't forget that because of TV coverage all of today's Conference games kick-off at 5:15pm.