harriers-online match preview
2nd April 2004 
Hull City
At Aggborough
3/4/04 3:00pm
Hull City will be buoyant after Wednesday nights 2-1 win at Boston Utd and will be hoping for all three points against us tomorrow, and a fifth win in a row, in an effort to overtake leaders Doncaster Rovers at the top of League 2.

They are now just one point behind them with a game in hand and with Donny dropping points in recent games that doesn't look an impossibility now.

It's up to us to stop them and that's also not beyond us.  We know that we always play well against the better sides and Hull City will be no exception.  Steve Burton, our new signing from them, will be hopeful of his first appearance since he returned here and he'll have something to prove after being recalled to Hull in January yet still failing to get a game.

Dean Keates, our other ex City player, would also have liked to play against them but there was a clause in his sale that stops him from playing against his old team mates.  He wouldn't have been able to play anyway because he's mid way through his three match ban.

Some of our other players will be hoping that Jan Molby is feeling a little beneficial after a shocking display on Tuesday evening in the WSC against Sutton.  Lads like Murray, Rickards, Sall and Christiansen didn't come out of it smothered in roses and have done their chances of a game no good at all.

The one that I do expect to play will be Adam Murray mainly because he'll be able to raise his game and also he should be given space to play by the Hull defence.

Jan and Gary will also be looking forward to this game after they were, not unsurprisingly, dumped after just twelve weeks in the hot seat at City after failing to win over the fans and, more importantly, failing to get the points they needed to surge up the table.

Jan bought in a lot of new faces in his time there and most of them have either vanished from the side or ended up at Aggborough.  One that stands out is Ritchie Appleby.  He was released from his contract last December and, apart from training with the Harriers on a couple of occasions, seems to have vanished from the scene.

City will be without Ian Ashbee for this game due to a two match suspension and also out will be Jason Price (hamstring), Justin Whittle (calf) and Andy Dawson (thigh).  For us there are no new injury worries but Lee Jenkins and Kenny Coleman are slowly making their stuttering way back to fitness after both playing in Tuesday nights defeat.

It'll be a first chance for many Harriers fans to see our new signings, Simon Brown and Leon Clarke.  After Browns goal against Lincoln he'll be the one most fans will want to see.

Heres hoping he'll be able to find the net again.


Harriers from:
Brock, Danby, Stamps, Gadsby, Sall, Viveash, Brown, Hatswell, Murray, Yates, Hinton, Burton, Parrish, Bennett, Ward, Christiansen, Clarke, Rickards, J Williams, Foster.

Hull City from:
Musselwhite, Myhill, Thelwell, Joseph, Elliott, Forrester, Burgess, Allsopp, Walters, Green, Delaney, Lewis, Marshall, Peat, Holt, Hinds, France, Harvey, Donaldson, Fry.
Previous games against Hull City
Harriers score first
2003 - 04
1 - 6
2002 - 03
1 - 0
1 - 4
2001 - 02
3 - 0
1 - 2
2000 - 01
2 - 2
0 - 0

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