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27th December 2003 
Bristol Rovers
At Aggborough
28/12/03 1:00pm
The Harriers aim to make it a West Country double tomorrow when they get three points against Bristol Rovers, just as they did yesterday against Yeovil.  With Rovers going down 2-1 at home to Northampton they'll not be relishing a trip to the Stadium on the Hill.

The Rovers manager, Ray Graydon, made the diminutive winger Ryan Williams a permanent signing on Christmas Eve after spending the last two months on loan from Hull City.  At the same time he's put defender Danny Boxall on the transfer list along with yesterdays goal scorer Wayne Carlisle.

This seems to have annoyed many Gasheads because without Carlisle they can't see where the goals will be coming from because the highly rated Junior Agogo has not exactly lit up the skies of North Bristol.  Their other main striker, Lewis Haldane, is suspended for the game tomorrow.

They also have have marksmen Paul Tait and Andy Rammell sidelined by knee problems and left back Ijah Anderson is out with flu so they'll be a bit short in the ranks for the game.

Our only casualty from Yeovil will be Adie Smith.  He was subbed just before half time because of a calf injury and could find himself sidelined for up to three weeks.  Lee Jenkins will probably take his place, as he did yesterday.

John Williams had a bit of cramp at the end of the game but should be fit.  Jan Molby has hinted at a few changes tomorrow and big John could find himself on the bench with starts being given to Scott Rickards and Andy White.  White's loan spell ends tomorrow and Jan will be making a decision on him on Monday:

"We have talked about what we are planning to do with Andy White, but it is a decision we will make when we have to on around Decemeber 30.
He came in two months ago when we were short on numbers and he has done a very good job.

Obviously Jesper will be available to us from January 1st and that fact will certainly play a part in our final decision."

Do the right thing Jan and keep him here.

Molby is expecting a tough test against Rovers tomorrow:

"They are a well organised side like all Ray Graydon's teams are.  They are fit and they are going to be a threat.
They have got good players there, although they will be slightly disappointed with their season so far.

They are going to be a real handful for us, but if we show they same mental strength as we did yesterday and are well prepared from the first whistle then we are difficult to beat."

Don't forget that it's a 1:00pm kick off tomorrow.


Harriers from:
Brock, Danby, Stamps, Gadsby, Hatswell, Jenkins, Coleman, Hinton, D Williams, Parrish, Bennett, Betts, Ward, Shilton, Henriksen, Rickards, White, J Williams, Heath.

Bristol Rovers from:
Miller, Clarke, Greaves, Barrett, Hyde, Quinn, Parker, Hobbs, Edwards, Bryant, Austin, Savage, Arndale, Gilroy, Carlisle, R Williams, Agogo, Hodges.
Previous games against Bristol Rovers
Harriers score first
2003 - 04
0 - 1
2002 - 03
1 - 1
2 - 1
2001 - 02
2 - 0
1 - 2
2000 - 01
No game
No game

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