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Match preview Vs Rushden & Diamonds


Date: 28-12-09gif Venue: Nene Parkgif Kick off: 15:00hrs
It's quickly into the next game of the Festive period when we travel to Rushden tomorrow for this league game (that's if the pitch is playable).

Our caretaker manager, John Finnigan, will be wanting to build on the 2-0 win at home to a very poor Chester City side but he might find that Rushden are a far tougher proposition.  We swapped places with them yesterday after their game at Oxford was called off at late notice although the Kassams pitch looked to be perfectly playable and we now need to stay in front of them by winning this one.

We'll be having late tests on Dean Bennett and Aaron Farrell after they picked up slight knocks against Chester but they should be ok.  Kyle Hadley and David McDermott will still be out though with Hadley still recovering from a groin operation and Diddy David still getting back to fitness following his mystery illness.

The big mystery though is the whereabouts of the on loan Ryan Charles.  He was no-where to be seen yesterday and there has been no mention of any injury or illness from official quarters about it.

Rushden will be without Neil Cousins with a long term injury but otherwise their squad is fully fit.

As mentioned in the match report for the Chester game we need to get a bit more ruthless in front of goal because if we don't start doing it soon then it'll be a waste of time going to places like Rushden and expecting to come home with the points.

Something has got to start happening soon and the only way to do that is to step our game up and score goals.


Harriers from:
Coleman, Singh, Baker, Andrew, Riley, Courtney, Sharpe, A Farrell, Finnigan, Knights, McPhee, Bennett, Hayward, Caines, Costello, Spencer, Charles, Smikle, Dolman, Matthews.

Rushden from:
Roberts, Day, Ainsley, Osano, Robinson, Porter, Stuart, Downer, O'Connor, Wolleaston, C Farrell, Tomlin, Reid, McNamara, Corcoran, Pattison, Byrne, Hilliard, Higgins, Terry, Akurang, Louis.

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Previous games against Rushden & Diamonds
Harriers score first
2008 - 09
2 - 1
1 - 0
2007 - 08
2 - 0
1 - 3
1 - 0
2006 - 07
0 - 0
1 - 0
2004 - 05
0 - 0
0 - 0
2002 - 03
2 - 2
0 - 2
1 - 3
1 - 2
2001 - 02
3 - 0
2 - 0
1999 - 00
2 - 0
3 - 5
1998 - 99
0 - 0
1 - 1
1997 - 98
1 - 2
1 - 4
1996 - 97
1 - 0
1 - 0
1 - 1

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