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30th november 2001 
  • Luton match called off

    The Harriers Division Three clash against Luton Town, that was to have been played tomorrow, has been called off after an independent doctor confirmed that Luton Town football club were unable to field 11 fit players.

    According to the official Luton website a staggering 24 players were ruled out or doubtful for the game this morning, leaving Joe Kinnear with only six fit players to choose from.

    Nine players have been struck down in the flu epedemic that has decimated the playing squad in recent weeks and there are 15 players currently on the treatment table.

    All three goalkeepers are included in the sick-list and only Matthew Taylor, Jude Stirling, Ahmet Brkovic, Matthew Spring, Adrian Forbes and Steve Howard have been reported fit to play this morning.

    A Football League doctor agreed with the club doctor that they did not have enough fit men to field a team for tomorrow's game and also recommended that all 24 players did not make the trip to Kidderminster.

    The flu victims are:

    1. Carl Emberson
    2. Ian Hillier
    3. Chris Coyne
    4. Daryl Murphy
    5. Jean Louis-Valois
    6. Dean Brennan
    7. Emmerson Boyce
    8. Kevin Nicholl
    9. Rob Gilman
    The injured 15 are:
    1. Dean Crowe
    2. Stuart Douglas
    3. Andrew Fotiadis
    4. Stuart Fraser
    5. Carl Griffiths
    6. Peter Holmes
    7. Paul Hughes
    8. Marvin Johnson
    9. Adam Locke
    10. Lee Mansell
    11. Mark Ovendale
    12. Russell Perrett
    13. Aaron Skelton
    14. Kevin Street
    15. Scott Ward.
    Eleven of these players were definite non-starters with Crowe (ankle), Holmes (infected foot), Mansell (infected foot) and Ovendale (hip) all extremely doubtful.

    Luton have also completed the transfer of Liam George to Colchester United today.

    He was Ok then.

    It is not known yet when the game will be re-arranged for.
    The Harriers have another free Saturday next week because of our FA Cup exit but Luton had already arranged for their match at Hartlepool to be played then rather than in mid January as originally planned.

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