With yet another game called off due to the weather on Saturday, (Lincoln), and the awful showing against Oxford Utd last Tuesday we can only hope that we'll be seeing the true Harriers against Bournemouth tomorrow.
At times some of our play against both Oxford and Bury was top stuff but it only seems to come in spasms when it's needed throughout the 90 minutes. It's alright stroking the ball around nicely but we do need to start taking more chances in front of goal and tightening up in defence.
To add extra impetus to the existing squad Brit has bought in a couple of new faces before the transfer deadline. 36yr old Fraser Digby is the most well known having kept goal for a number of teams including Manchester Utd, Swindon, Leicester City and QPR from where he has joined us.
The other not so well known one is defender Dion Scott. He has just been released by Mansfield and has been training with the Harriers for the past few weeks.
On Friday a few of the team would have missed the Lincoln game but should now be some way to getting their fitness back. Kenny Coleman was suffering with a groin injury but if he doesn't make it then Dion Scott is ready to step into his place.
JJ Melligan would have been out, not having fully recovered from his ankle injury yet but he was expected to line up against Bournemouth anyway and should now be available. He played on loan for Bournemouth for a while before he joined us. For reasons unknown to ourselves he was not a success there.
JJ has had some good news this week having been called up to the Northern Ireland U21 squad and is now in line for his first cap in the game against Scotland on February 11th.
The only other doubt is Adie Smith
who came off at half time on Tuesday with a recurrence of his ankle injury. This may have now cleared up.
We might also be without Andy Ducros too after the appearance of a persistent rumour that he may be off to Burton Albion. Burtons manager, Nigel Clough, is said to be ready to take him to Eton Park on loan with a view to signing at the end of the season once his contract runs out.
Bournemouth were very, very lucky on Saturday in their home game against Boston Utd. They were losing 1-0 at the ninetieth minute and then up popped Boston's Neil Redfearn to head past his own keeper. Seconds later and the Cherries took all the points when Warren Feeney swooped onto a rebound to hit it past the hard done by Boston keeper.
Bournemouth have just taken defender Warren Cummings on loan from Chelsea. He's been to Bournemouth before during the 2000/01 season, making eleven appearances and scoring one goal for them.
Sean O'Driscoll, the Bournemouth manager had also been looking at bringing in two more loan signings. Justin Miller (centre-half) from Ipswich was one but he signed for Leyton Orient instead and Neil Moss (keeper) who has been released from Southampton.
They'll be without their star player for this game. Warren Feeney will have to sit it out because he's banned along with Carl Fletcher and Marcus Browning.
Brock, Digby, Danby, Scott, Coleman, Melligan, Ayres, A Smith, Hinton, Williams, Parrish, Sall, Flynn, Bennett, Shilton, Ducros, Foster, Bishop, Broughton, Henriksen, Khela.
Stewart, Tardif, Broadhurst, Maher, Young, Tindall, Elliott, O'Connor, Holmes, Stock, Hayter, Purches, Thomas, Eribenne, D Smith, Narada, Connell, Foyewa, Grant, Blayney, Petterson, Buxton, Cummings.