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10th September 2004 
Swansea City
At The Vetch
11/09/04 3:00pm
We're not the only club that's hard-up for goals you know.  Swansea City have only scored five so far and that's playing with Lee Trundle and Paul Connor up front.  In fact Connor has yet to find the net this season and only five times in twelve since he joined the club for 35k last season.

That doesn't compare to Jespers twenty eight.  Jesp did grab a hat-trick in a reserve game at Wusster the other night though but that doesn't mean that he can score at a higher level.

Last week, against the Orient, Jan must have seen the proof that two up does work.  We spent 75% of the game with new man Langmead by himself and then almost as soon as Ian Foster came on we scored a goal.

As for Langmead he seemed to be a more mobile operator than Jesper and he should get another run out at Swansea.  After a full week of bonding with his new workmates he should look even better.

Adi Viveash has now gone back to Swindon to see out the remainder of his career.  He was good for us last season but he looked a yard slower for this campaign.  At 35yrs old he's seen his best years and I'm glad we also had the chance to see him.  He gave some good displays for us.

There has been talk this week of getting a replacement on loan but I personally think we should give young McHale another chance.  He's improving all the time and this could be a good chance to show how good he is if he was to come up against the likes of Lee Trundle.

As mentioned before Swansea are also finding goals hard to come by but at least they have only let the same number in.  Their defence must be as tight as a swans other end.

They've tightened up even more in the past few weeks now that they've signed a right sided full back, Andy Gurney, from Swindon and they seem to have very few injuries to worry themselves with and will be at almost full strength for our visit.

The only ones missing will be Andy Monk, who was sent off in last Saturdays defeat at Yeovil, James Thomas (knee) and Leon Hylton(long term).

Paul Connor had a tweak to a hamstring against Yeovil but should be fit.

Dean Keates will be back for us after missing last weeks game and the usual suspects are still out.


Harriers from:
Danby, D Lewis, Burton, Hatswell, McMahon, Mellon, McHale, Advice-Desruisseaux, Jenkins, Appleby, Keates, Christiansen, Gleeson, Brown, Langmead, Foster, Russell, Roberts.

Swansea from:
Murphy, Gueret, Ricketts, Austin, O'Leary, Tate, Martinez, Britton, Nugent, Trundle, Forbes, Maylett, Fisken, Connor, Robinson, Gurney, Oli, Jones, Rewbury, Iriekpen, Corbisierso.
Previous games against Swansea City
Harriers score first
2003 - 04
2 - 0
0 - 0
2002 - 03
2 - 2
4 - 0
2001 - 02
0 - 2
1 - 2
2000 - 01

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official site
swansea afc co uk
jackarmy net
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