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Preview: Brackley Town v Harriers
February 28, 2017

Preview: Brackley Town v Harriers

Harriers can move back up to second place in the league tonight if they win one of their games in hand on their first-ever visit to Brackley.

Victory this evening would move Harriers three points ahead of currently second-placed Salford and close the gap on leaders to seven and still with a game in hand on each.

John Eustace should have a full squad to pick from if he wants to make changes to the side that beat Stockport at the weekend; Mani Dieseruvwe missed out with injury on Saturday but trained yesterday and should be available while Zaine Francis-Angol came through the came unscathed on his return from injury.  Sam Hornby is also available and pushing to feature against his former club.

Brackley were knocked out of the FA Trophy at the weekend at the Quarter-Final stage, losing 1-0 at York City.  In the league they have not won at home for four games and in general have just one win in the last eight games - that being an impressive 3-1 win at Gloucester.

Earlier in the season the sides met for the first time with Brackley inflicting Harriers' first defeat of the season, Tyrell Waite netting from the penalty spot in a 2-1 loss.

I expect Harriers to line-up as follows (4-3-3): A. Palmer; Williams, Francis-Angol, Lowe, Tunnicliffe; Croasdale, McQuilkin, Ngwatala; Waite, A. Brown, Gnahoua.
Subs (from): Austin, Carter, Dieseruvwe, Ezewele, Hornby, Knights. T. Palmer, Taylor, Thomas, Truslove.
Missing (on-loan): J. Brown, Clarke, Digie, Forsyth, Hancocks, Hodgkiss, Sweeney.

This evening's referee will be Elliott Kaye from Essex.  This will be his first time in charge of a Harriers game.

The weather for kick-off time in Northamptonshire is forecast to be showery - a 45% chance of rain - with a temperature around 5°C.

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