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Match preview Vs York City

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Date: 26-09-09gif Venue: Kit Kat Crescentgif Kick off: 15:00hrs
The Harriers were facing a long trip to York tomorrow but now the supporters trust, KHIST, have stepped in and arranged a hotel for them to stay in on Friday night and Mark Yates has also arranged a training session at Leeds Utd's state of the art training ground.

Andy Ferrell This will mean that we'll be fit and in the right frame of mind to take on City and hopefully come back with some points.  That would easily make up for the second half no show at FGR on Tuesday.

We had far too many players below par on Tuesday and once the home side scored our heads dropped and we forgot how to play.  We used to have a fighting spirit about our game but that went missing at the New Lawn and we now have to re-find it.

Today we had confirmation from the club about which game Dean Bennett will miss following his fifth booking of the season on Tuesday and it will be the York game.  The yellow card wasn't deserved by any means with the FGR player going nowhere and just the slightest of touches from Deano.  Hopefully by missing this game it will give him a bit more time to get over this injury he has had for the past three games but I have a feeling that he'll also miss next Tuesdays home game against Wrexham.

I also hope that Yates will think twice about including Robbie Matthews in the squad at City.  He looked weeks away from being fit when he came on in the second half and instead of adding anything to the side he ended up being a passenger for the twenty minutes that he played.

We should have no other injury problems and, apart from possibly Bennett, we should go with Tuesday evenings starting line-up.

City are having a better season than in previous years and at the time of writing sit just above us in eighth place in the league.  Their record so far this term is very good and their last defeat came away at Wrexham back on August 18th and they have won four games out of the last seven.  They are un-beaten at home too.

York's only injury worry is to goalkeeper Michael Ingham.  He has played through the pain barrier for the last three games and has now mentioned that the thigh injury could need looking at.  If he fails to make it then Josh Mimms will stand by to take his place.

Up until last week there were three former Reds at the Kit Kat club but on Thursday Simon Russell was sent out on loan to fellow Blue Square side Tamworth.  Although it' only for an initial one month it's thought by many City fans, and the manager, that this could easily be extended.

Still there are Andy Ferrell (pictured) and Craig Nelthorpe.  Craig has yet to make a start this season and is mostly an unused sub but Fez is a regular and also a crowd favourite.  Not with referees though because he's picked up four yellow cards so far this season and could easily collect his fifth against us.



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Teams:

Harriers from:
Coleman, Singh, Baker, Riley, Courtney, Sharpe, Farrell, Finnigan, Knights, Hadley, McDermott, McPhee, Hayward, Caines, Costello, Barnes-Homer, Smikle, Dolman, Matthews.

York City from:
Ingham, Mimms, Purkiss, Meredith, O'Hare, McGurk, Parslow, Smith, Ferrell, Gash, Pacquette, Nelthorpe, Lawless, Barrett, Rankine, Brodie, Mackin, Emmerson, McWilliams, Sangare.

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