harriers-online preview
29th october 2001 


  • chesterfield (away ko 7:45pm)
  • ldv trophy 2nd rd nth

    This could be an interesting game because so far this season Chesterfield have been a very poor shadow of the team that topped the table last term.

    Although they were fined nine points in the Football leagues crackdown on cheating!! they still ended up getting automatic promotion, finishing second behind Brighton.

    For our part, although you may not believe it, we have been improving lately and may be in with a chance of pulling off a surprise win.

    Saying that, in the last round of this prestigious trophy, Chesterfield beat the in form Shrewsbury 1-0 at home.

    Their league form has not been so impressive though and although they have won three games they all came in the same week.

    Sept 15th Northampton 2-0
    Sept 18th Wrexham 3-2 and
    Sept 22nd Swindon 4-0

    At least they can string some results together.

    They have just taken two young strikers on loan from Aston Villa in an effort to improve matters, Stefan Moore and German youth international Thomas Hitzlsperger.

    Moore played in the defeat at Blackpool at the weekend with Hitzlsperger on the bench, they are both expected to start tomorrow night.

    Chesterfield's only injury problem is with Jamie Ingledow who has been out for some time with now.
    Their one bit of good news though was the return of Sean Parrish from injury for the Blackpool game.

    Chesterfield (from):
    Abbey, Breckin, Booty, Payne, Richardson, Jones, Ebdon, D'Auria, Reeves, Edwards, Moore, Parrish, Beckett, Hewitt, Tutill, Blatherwick, Howard, Willis, Armstrong, Rowland, Rushbury, Richmond, Wilding, Hitzlsperger.

    Chesterfield have reduced their prices for tomorrow evenings game to 8 (4 concessions), in all parts of the ground.
    Usual admission prices are 13 (ground) and 15 (centre stand).

    Harriers have no injuries to report after Saturday's defeat at Southend and although we lost we will probably keep the same 4-3-3 formation again in an effort to get used to playing that way.

    Paul Webb has now finished his loan spell at Hereford but is not expected to take any part in the game so it should be the almost the same eleven that started on Saturday.
    The exception will be Abdou Sall who will probably sit on the bench to make way for Adie Smith who has now recovered from his groin strain.

    Harriers (from):
    Brock, Murphy, Joy, Stamps, Medou-Otye, Clarkson, Sall, Webb, Hinton, Smith, Blake, Williams, Bird, Davies, Bennett, Shilton, Doyle, Foster, Hadley, Broughton, Larkin, Ducros, Corbett.

    If we win this game, and that could well be a possibility, then we will progress to the final 16 and eventually a trip to Cardiff.

    Think positive, be positive.


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