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13th september 2002 
Scunthorpe Utd
At Glanford Park
14/9/02 3:00pm
Harriers are back on the road to the East Midlands tomorrow, this time they won't be stopping at Nottingham but carrying on until they reach Scunthorpe.

On board the team coach will be new loan signings Mark Clyde and
John 'JJ' MelliganJohn 'JJ' Melligan from Wolves.  Both lads are defenders and arrive here initially for one month.

They both played against us in the pre-season friendly but to be honest I didn't really take much notice of them at the time.  It was a boring game and I think I must have dozed off!

This seems a strange move for Ian Britton.  I admit we need some cover in defence but I don't think either of these two will have the experience needed to cope with streetwise League 2 strikers.

I feel we should have bought in a frontman too.  We are sadly lacking up front with none of the existing forwards on fire at the moment.  We also need someone with a bit of pace as well.  This is the one major part of our game that's missing at the moment, we have not replaced either Richie Appleby or Colin Larkin.  These two could get down the wing and whip the crosses in and they both had great ball control.  Apart from Ducros, this is one area in which we are sadly lacking.

After Wednesday night at Forest it's even more important that we get back to winning ways soon and with Scunthorpe languishing second from bottom of the table tomorrow might be a good time.

We shall be without Sean Parrish after he injured his hamstring on Wednesday, the same reason why Adie Smith missed the game in the first place.  Dean Bennett and Abdou Sall are both still sidelined with ankle injuries and unless they both make sudden recoveries will again be out tomorrow. Mark ClydeMark Clyde is the recognised full back out of the two loanees so should take Adie's place with Melligan taking Sean Parrish's place.

Scunthorpe also made their exit from the Worthington Cup last week.  They almost took Preston to penalties until Preston scored in the dying seconds of injury time.

Peter Beagrie missed that game after being rested by Scunthorpe manager Brian Laws with a slight hamstring strain but should return for the visit of the Harriers.

Nathan Stanton is serving a two match ban after being sent off against Bristol Rovers.  Wayne Graves and Matt Sparrow both had knocks against Preston and are looking doubtful.

Apart from those few Scunthorpe have no other problems.


Harriers from:
Brock, Danby, Joy, Stamps, Ayres, Melligan, Clyde, Hinton, Williams, Flynn, Shilton, Ducros, Doyle, Foster, Broughton, Henriksen, Lewis, Lower, Paul.

Scunthorpe from:
Evans, Jackson, Wilcox, Wright, Dawson, Sparrow, McCombe, Ridley, Cotterill, Brough, Barwick, Graves, Beagrie, Calvo-Garcia, Torpey, Wheatcroft, Parton.
Season 01/02 Season 00/01
Harriers 1 - 0 Scunthorpe
Scunthorpe 2 - 0 Harriers
Scunthorpe 1 - 0 Harriers
Harriers 0 - 0 Scunthorpe
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