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21st March 2003 
Swansea City
At Aggborough
22/3/03 3:00pm
This is a game that the Swans will be hoping to win for two reasons.  One being that they need the points and the other to erase their memories of the 4-0 defeat at the Vetch back at the end of October.

That game was seen as a turning point for Swansea because after that the manager Brian Flynn had a good clear out and bought in quality loan players just like our very own Brit.

At the time of writing they have players in on loan from Manchester Utd, Villa, Blackburn, Leeds, Stoke, West Ham and Burnley.  Quite a coup considering they're at the bottom of the league.  It makes our loans from Wolves, Walsall and Forest look pale in comparison, but we know how good they are.

Swansea are improving of late and came back from Southend on Tuesday night with all the points under their hat.  That follows a win at home to Cambridge and sharing the points against Torquay and Wrexham.

I still expect them to go down at the end of the season though.  That'll be a shock to a city of 250,000 people, they could well be the biggest ever club playing non-league football.

They have a couple of long term injuries to contend with as they fight for their life.  The legendary Roger Freestone is out for the rest of the season with a back injury, as is Kieran Durkan with an achilles tendon injury.
Matt Murphy has a bad knee injury and is just starting training again.  Both Jamie Wood and Jason Smith are out long term

Bo Henriksen Marc Richards will be back from a 3 match ban and veteran Paul Reid has been released by the club after being told by Flynn that he had no future plans for him, but really it was down to the fact that he went to the Cardiff press about non-payment of wages.

Our only worry following the midweek game is the availability or otherwise of Bo Henriksen.  His hamstring injury will be the subject of scrutiny tomorrow morning but I still don't think Brit would risk him considering we have done well in the two games without him.

Scott Stamps will probably start on the bench again but I do expect to see him make an appearance sometime before the final whistle.  Kenny Coleman and Dean Bennett are still out.

I think we'll see the same team out again with Drewe and Andy upfront.


Harriers from:
Digby, Brock, Stamps, Scott, Morgan, Coleman, Melligan, Ayres, Smith, Hinton, Williams, Parrish, Flynn, Shilton, Foster, Bishop, Broughton, Henriksen.

Swansea from:
Jenkins, O'Leary, Rewbury, Jones, Johnrose, Mumford, Sharp, Phillips, Watkin, Thomas, Maylett, Duffy, Corbisiero, Evans, Martinez, Stiens, Howard, Cutler, Williams, Lacey, Hylton, Tate, Britton, Richards, Nugent.
This season Season 01/02
Swansea 0 - 4 Harriers
Harriers 0 - 2 Swansea
Swansea 2 - 1 Harriers
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