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Match preview Vs York City    FA Trophy 3rd rd

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Date: 31-01-09gif Venue: Aggboroughgif Kick off: 15:00hrs
Following on from that great first League win of 2009 against Histon on Tuesday we now have to put the League on hold to concentrate on the FA Trophy.  The third round takes place tomorrow with the visit of York City to Aggborough for the second time this season.

We beat them 2-0 back in mid September with a goal from Brian Smikle and a last minute goal from Justin Richards to send City home unhappy once more.  The last, and only, time they won at Aggborough was way back in December 2002.

Simon Brown We'll be without Russ Penn again for this game but Mark Creighton could make an appearance if he shakes off the hamstring injury picked up in training before the Histon game.  It would be very unlikely though to see a hamstring cured in four days.

The team that was put out on Tuesday worked well and I think we'll go with the same starting lineup again with Darryl Knights and David McDermott as the two long awaited creative midfield players.  McDermott was my Man of the Match and it beggars belief as to why he hasn't been given a chance before now.

Martin Foyles recent excursion back to Wrexham bought in four new players including the former Harrier Simon Brown (right).  The other three are Levi Mackin, Christian Smith and Kyle Critchell and they have also just signed winger Adam Smith from Gainsborough Trinity.  All of those, apart from Critchell, are cup tied and will not play.

Also out of the game will be David McGurk after he picked up a calf injury in the previous round at Oxford Utd.

City have been going through a very bad patch in recent weeks and although they look safe from relegation many more bad results could easily drag them into it.  They may want to concentrate on the League rather than the Trophy and I'm sure they will be able to by Saturday night.

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Teams:

Harriers from:
Bartlett, Coleman, Baker, Bignot, Riley, Armstrong, Lowe, Creighton, Ferrell, Bowler, Jones, Knights, Foley, McDermott, Bennett, Hayward, Brittain, Barnes-Homer, Smikle, Richards, Moore.

York from:
McDonald, Mimms, Ingham, A Smith, Purkiss, Robinson, Kelly, Parslow, Sodje, Greaves, McBreen, Farrell, Russell, Wilkinson, Hogg, Rusk, Brodie, Boyes, Shepherd, McWilliams, Critchell.

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