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Match preview Vs Wrexham AFC


Date: 03-09-11gif Venue: Racecourse Groundgif Kick off: 15:00hrs

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Mike Williams It'll be a proper early season six pointer at the Racecourse Ground tomorrow when third take on first when the Harriers travel across to Wrexham in the Blue Square Bet Premier.  With both teams going great guns it promises to be a great game for fans of both sides with us, naturally, hoping that it'll be that little bit greater for us.

Wrexham are three points better off than us, 16 to 13, and that's down to being one of the two unbeaten sides so far.  The other team is Gateshead and it was they who took our missing three points off us in the opening game of the season but now is our big chance to claw those points back.

It's not beyond the realms of possibility because, like Cambridge, we are one of the Welsh sides bogey teams having only lost once in eight League meetings.  It's a different story in any Cup games though with Wrexham having won all five that both clubs have competed in.

Marc Williams The hosts will be without their keeper Chris Maxwell tomorrow following his call up to the Wales U21 side by their former boss Brian Flynn.  He'll be with the squad in the UEFA Championship qualifier in Montenegro on Tuesday and his absence hasn't gone down too well with Dean Saunders, the Wrexham manager.  He'll now be forced to throw the rookie keeper, Joslain Mayebi, to the wolves.

Also missing for them will be defender Chris Blackburn.  He walked out on the club just before midnight on transfer deadline day after it was believed that Stockport wanted him but the club wouldn't let him go.  The official website gave the reason as mutual but it appears to be a 'forced mutual'.

They have a couple of former Harriers there.  Dean Keates is on his way back from injury and could miss out while 'The Beast', Mark Creighton, will definitely be playing alongside his new partner, Nathaniel Knight-Percival.  NKP joined the club from Histon as a striker but this season he's been converted into a centre half and is getting rave reviews for being one of the main reasons why they're at the top of the table.

Apart from Jack Cresswell, who is now back in training, we should be at full strength again and this time it'll be interesting to see if the squad rotates back to what it was prior to the win at Newport on Monday.  For that game a few of the squad, James Vincent and Nick Wright, were rested with Jack Byrne and Scott Phelan coming in for their first starts.

Two of ours that will be looking forward to the game are the brothers William.  Mike (above) played in the corresponding game last season but this will be the first time that both he and Marc (left) have played against their former employers and they must surely be keen on putting in a good shift and coming back with the goods.

And finally.  Dean Saunders has been handed the much sought after accolade of Manager of the Month.  Nice one Deano, thanks for the points.

Photo © KHFC


Harriers from:
Lewis, Lyness, Vaughan, Mike Williams, Sharpe, Jones, Demetriou, Byrne, Phelan, Briscoe, Marshall, Storer, Vincent, Hankin, Guinan, N Wright, Thompson-Brown, Matt, Gittings, Marc Williams, Medley.

Wrexham from:
Mayebi, Obeng, Ashton, Andrews, Harris, Taylor, Morrell, Keates, Sinclair, Hunt, Cieslewicz, Tolley, Knight-Percival, Walker, Creighton, Pogba, Fowler, Anoruo, Tomassen, Moss, Owen, Colbeck, Salathiel, Stephens, D Wright, Speight, Westwood.

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Previous games against Wrexham AFC
Harriers score first
2010 - 11
1 - 0
0 - 2
2 - 2
2009 - 10
2 - 0
2 - 2
2008 - 09
1 - 0
1 - 0
2002 - 03
0 - 2
2 - 0
1987 - 88
1 - 2
2 - 3
1985 - 86
1 - 2
1 - 1

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