The Harriers are under-achieving and in recent weeks it has become more noticeable as each bad performance comes and goes without any improvement. Under performing players have been discarded and under performimg players have come in to replace them without any upturn in results. We have won only twice this year and scored a mere six goals in that time and that is not the form of a team supposedly aiming to make the play offs. The only player that has come in that looks as if he could improve the team is Lee Hughes and he's thirty eight years old.
On Tuesday we lost at Gateshead with yet another insipid performance but at least that didn't match the mediocrity of Nuneaton. The Gateshead game saw a return to the starting line-up for Callum Gittings following the return of Aaron Wildig to Shrewsbury. A lack of match fitness didn't help Gitto and he was substituted midway through the second period by Jake Green.
For tomorrows game against Halifax we should be injury free.
Our guests, Halifax, didn't play on Tuesday due to the postponement of their game at Eastleigh but they did on Saturday, at home to Braintree, and won 1-0. The sit one place above us in the league and three points better off and with better goal difference so if we hope to go above them we need to score twelve goals without reply. They'll still have four games in hand over us though due to Trophy commitments and postponements.
They have just the one injury to worry about with Steve Williams out long term. The former Harriers loanee, Richard Peniket, scored the winning goal in the reverse fixture back in October as we went down 2-0.
I think enough has been said about our form this past week and I'm sure the players too have picked up on the lack of confidence in the fans. Tomorrow is a good chance to put that right and we're not asking for twelve goals, although that would be nice. Just a win would be fine.
Lewis, Singh, Whitcombe, Hodgkiss, Green, Tunnicliffe, Nicholson, Gowling, O'Keefe, Grimes, Maxwell, Asante, Byrne, Obeng, Digie, Verma, Gittings, Hughes, Knowles, Reffell, Wright, Spencer, Reid.
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