Preview: Kings Lynn Town v Harriers
February 1, 2020

Preview: Kings Lynn Town v Harriers

Harriers face a tough test this afternoon when they visit leaders Kings Lynn looking to snap a five-game winless streak.

Since beating Hereford on Boxing Day Harriers have picked up just one point from the following five points leaving them fourth from bottom of the league and looking over their shoulders at the relegation zone.

Jimmy Shan has a near full squad to choose from as Rhys Williams returns from suspension leaving Declan Weeks as the only absentee with injury, although he is getting close to a return.

League leaders Kings Lynn have not lost at home in 17 months, a run of 34 games, and sit four points clear at the top of the table with two games in hand on their closest rivals York.  Boss Ian Culverhouse has a number of injured players who won't feature this afternoon; Ross Barrows, Michael Clunan and Ryan Fryatt are all long-term absentees.  Former Harrier Michael Gash will feature, though.

Earlier in the season when The Linnets came to Aggborough Harriers led twice through Ashley Hemmings and Richard Peniket but ultimately lost 4-2 in the first meeting of the clubs since Kings Lynn reformed.

I expect Harriers to line-up as follows (5-2-2-1): Mannion; Austin, Davidson, Moyo, Lowe, R. Williams; Butterfield, Prosser; Hemmings, Chambers; Samuels.
Subs (from): Freemantle, Johnson, Nabi, Palmer, Shenton, E. Williams.
Missing (injured): Weeks.
Missing (on-loan): Diau, Higginson, Taylor-Randle, White.

This afternoon's referee will be Steven Hughes from Sussex who will be in charge of his first Harriers game.

The weather in Norfolk is forecast to be partly cloudy with a temperature around 10°C and no chance of rain.