Preview: Harriers v AFC Fylde
The next big test for Harriers comes tomorrow when they face league leaders AFC Fylde for the first ever time.
Back at Aggborough for the first time in three weeks Harriers will be looking to extend their own unbeaten run: in all competitions they have not lost in five and are six unbeaten at home including five straight victories.
John Eustace has some injury doubts to contend with before making his team selection; Jared Hodgkiss has a hernia problem and will not take part while Liam Truslove and Mani Dieseruvwe are carrying knocks that will be assessed before the game. Andre Brown should continue in attack after coming in for Dieseruvwe last weekend and scoring twice, Truslove could come in for his first start if he is declared fit. Youngster George Taylor won't be involved as he is set to feature on loan for Stourport Swifts this afternoon.
Fylde have had a great start to the season and are the league's only unbeaten team with nine wins and three draws from their first twelve games. On their travels they have won all six games played although away from league action they have tasted defeat when the ywere beaten by Alfreton in the FA Cup. In their ranks they have the league's leading scorer in Danny Rowe who has banged in 18 so far.
I expect Harriers to line-up as follows (4-3-3): Hornby; Williams, Francis-Angol, Lowe, Tunnicliffe; Croasdale, McQuilkin, Ngwatala; Waite, A. Brown, Gnahoua.
Subs (from): Austin, Carter, Clarke, Dieseruvwe, Millichamp, Palmer, Stambolziev, Thomas, Truslove
Missing (injured): Hodgkiss.
Missing (on-loan): J. Brown, Digie, Forsyth, Hancocks, Sho-Silva, Sweeney, Taylor.
the man in the middle this afternoon is Joe Hull from Stockport. This is his second time in charge of a Harriers game having done the 2-0 win at Nuneaton earlier this season.
This afternoon's weather is forecast to be cloudy with a temperature of 14°C and a 10% chance of rain.