The Harriers manager, Mark Yates, says he has tried to bring in a new striker this week and will keep looking but it appears that we'll have to rely on the striking prowess of Thompson, Sheldon and Francis for the time being, including this trip to a steadily dropping Morecambe side.
We should be back at full strength with the return of Terry Fleming following his one match ban but there is still no news about Wayne Graves and his groin injury. Even if he was fit nobody would know who he was anyway!
Morecambe, who saw their game at home to Hereford called off at short notice last week, will be looking to get back into the play-off places with a win against us but they'll have to do it without Jim Bentley and Ryan Robinson with them both out suspended. Bentley has a back injury so would probably have missed the game anyway.
On the injury front they'll be without Garry Hunter and Michael Howard who both have long term injuries but are now on their way back to fitness. They won't be fit enough for this game though.
I'm fully expecting this to be yet another goal less result for us with either a sharing of the points or a narrow win for the Shrimps. With a strike force of Thompson and most likely Francis I think we'll be going all out for a very defensive draw.
Danby, Lewis, Harkness, Burgess, Osborne, Mullins, Ludlow, Paul Smith, Sedgemore, Fleming, Graves, Hurren, Russell, Penn, Francis, Sheldon, Wilson, Butler, Blackwood, Thompson.
Drench, Scott Davies, Perkins, Kelly, Twiss, Stringfellow, Curtis, Thompson, Kempson, Blackburn, Carlton, Dodgson, Lloyd, Barlow, Jonathan Smith, Gray, Jamie Davies, Walmsley, Hardiker, Brannan.