Preview: Nuneaton Town v Harriers
August 16, 2016

Preview: Nuneaton Town v Harriers

Harriers make the short trip to Liberty Way this evening to take on a Nuneaton side who are still searching for a first win of the season.

After two home games that have yielded just one point Harriers will be looking to get back to the winning form that they showed on their last trip on opening day.

John Eustace may be forced into changing the side for the first time this season s Jared Hodgkiss picked up an injury early in Saturday's draw with Chorley; Tyrone Williams, his replacement on Saturday, will most likely start in his place although Keith Lowe could move to right back and allow Wayne Thomas to come in for his debut in the middle.

Nuneaton are one of the teams who have played just twice so far, but they have yet to win; Saturday's draw at Bradford Park Avenue, thanks to an 89th minute Joe Ironside strike, was their first point of the season having lost their first game at home to Halifax.  There will be familiar faces in the team as Dean Snedker and Kelvin Langmead who left Harriers at the end of last season are both now at Liberty Way.

The teams last met two seasons ago when they played out a dreary 0-0 draw at Liberty Way.  Since Nuneaton became Town in 2008 Harriers have won three and drawn two of the six games played.  In games against both Borough and Town, Harriers lead 16-12 from 38 meetings since 1945.

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

Tonight's referee is Joe Hull from Stockport.  This will be his first time in charge of a Harriers game.

The weather forecast for this evening suggests that it will be clear with a temperature of 20°C and no chance of rain.


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