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7th May 2004 
Boston Utd
At Aggborough
8/5/04 3:00pm
It's time to say goodbye to at least half the squad tomorrow when we play our final game of the season against Boston Utd.  So far the only ones to stay are John Danby, Wayne Hatswell, Dean Keates, Lee Jenkins, Adam Murray, Jesper Christiansen and Scott Rickards.  Seven players to build the side around for the next chapter in the Football League.

Out of those I have the feeling that Rickards may not be with us next season.  A bit of inside information that was told me but I hope my informant is wrong.

Of the ones out of contract I think we'll be awarding new ones to Scott Stamps, Mark Yates, Matt Gadsby, Dean Bennett, Steve Burton, Chris McHale and Sean Parrish.  In with an outside chance will be Graham Ward, Stuart Brock, Craig Hinton and Abdou Sall so it's sayonara to Adam Willis, Kenny Coleman and John Williams.

That doesn't sound too bad does it but Jan has publicly stated that he intends to rebuild the team completely so they all might be on their way.

It's the outsiders last chance to prove themselves tomorrow against the much improved Boston.  They were down at the bottom with us in the New Year but, with the controversial return of former manager Steve Evans in February, Utd got a second lease of life and started to climb the table.  They have now reached 10th place and even if they lose, as expected, they will still finish the season in 11th place.

We, on the other hand, sit embarrassingly in 19th place but could rise to 13th if results go our way.  Not much chance of that then.

Again it's the usual suspects missing.  Dean Bennett, Dean Keates, Kenny Coleman and Adam Willis.  Adam Murray is still nursing his stomach injury but should figure at some point in the game.

Boston have no injuries to worry them and should be at full strength for our final win of the season.


Harriers from:
Danby, Brock, Stamps, Gadsby, Burton, Sall, McHale, Hatswell, Jenkins, Murray, Yates, Hinton, Parrish, Brown, L Clarke, Ward, Christiansen, Rickards, J Williams.

Boston from:
Bastock, Croudson, Angel, Balmer, Beevers, T Bennett, Brough, J Brown, Chapman, R Clarke, Cropper, Douglas, Ellender, Freeman, Greaves, Hocking, Hogg, Holland, Hurst, Jones, Melton, Noble, Raynor, Rodwell, Rusk, Strong, Thomas, Thompson.
Previous games against Boston
Harriers score first
2003 - 04
2 - 2
2002 - 03
0 - 0
0 - 3
2001 - 02
No game
No game
2000 - 01
No game
No game

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