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31st October 2003 
Cambridge Utd
At Aggborough
1/11/03 3:00pm
We're now in the middle of a run of three home games and after last weeks disaster against Doncaster we need to get a bit more focussed.  Our opponents tomorrow, Cambridge, will hoping to be a bit more focussed too after having a bit of a hit & miss season so far.

They seem to have an excellent away record with recent wins at Swansea and Bristol but their home record is as bad as ours with their last home win against Macclesfield way back in August.  Last week they plummeted to their lowest point at the Abbey so far when they found themselves in the process of getting thrashed 4-1 to Yeovil.

During that game their defender Stuart Bimson became the target of the boo boys and manager John Taylor wasted no time in telling the fans what he thought about them.

Like Molby, Taylor is also having a bit of a striker crisis and to rectify the situation he's bought in a youngster from Crystal Palace, Gareth Williams.  He's expected to be a partner for Dave Kitson up front.

John Taylor (groin) has put himself on the injury list along with Fred Murray (virus), Alex Revell (groin), Dan Chillingworth (ankle) and Franco Nacca (foot).

We have today bought in a new striker on a two month loan.  Andy White is a 21yr old who plays for Mansfield at the moment.

He began at his career at non-league Hucknall and then signed for Mansfield three years ago.  So far he's made 35 appearances for the Stags scoring ten goals in the process.

At the same time that we get a new striker in we have disposed of a midfielder, Adam Willis, albeit temporarily.  The man who started the season as Captain and then found himself out of favour on Jans' arrival has now gone out on a month long loan to Conference side Burton Albion.  Could this be the start of a clearout?

As for Bo, he's promised to get himself fit for the visit of Cambridge now that his ankle injury and a touch of flu has cleared up.  Also affected by the flu bug is Matt Lewis with Kenny Coleman (hamstring), Dean Bennett (groin and dead leg), Adie Smith (hamstring and broken nose) and Wayne Hatswell (shoulder) all going through the wars this week.

There will be last minute fitness tests on all of these.

Definitely missing will be Scott Stamps and Steve Burton is expected to start in place of him and John Williams, who damaged his groin on Saturday, should be fit in time to face Cambridge.

This will also be JJ Melligans' last game for us unless Jan can get the loan extended.  It was also interesting to see that Mark Clyde didn't get a look in for the Wolves Carling Cup game against Burnley on Tuesday night.  Even more so considering that Jolean Lescott was injured.  Does that mean that Wolves don't want him?


Harriers from:
Brock, Danby, Gadsby, Ayres, Coleman, Smith, Burton, Hinton, D Williams, Parrish, Bennett, Betts, Hatswell, Melligan, Ward, Shilton, Henriksen, J Williams, Lewis, Heath.

Cambridge from:
Marshall, Brennan, Goodhind, Duncan, Tann, Fleming, Kitson, Tudor, Walker, Guttridge, Turner, Bridges, Venus, Bimson, Summerscales, G Williams, Gleeson, Clark.
Previous games against Cambridge
Harriers score first
2002 - 03
2 - 1
2 - 0
2001 - 02
2000 - 01

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