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Kidderminster V Oldham at Aggborough Stadium : Match Preview

02 Nov 2012 14:01:29

Kidderminster V Oldham at Aggborough Stadium : Match Preview

Kidderminster V Oldham - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Harriers hoping for Cup hero

Kidderminster boss Steve Burr has no fresh injury concerns for his team's home clash with League One Oldham in the FA Cup.

Keith Briggs (face) is Harriers' only concern with the midfielder set to be assessed late on after feeling discomfort this week.

This is the first time since 2008 the Blue Square Bet Premier club have reached the First Round Proper and Burr is holding out hope of causing an upset.

"We want to just go out there and give a good showing in front of our own supporters," he told the club's official website. "We know that Oldham, with the quality they have and with where they are, a couple of leagues above us, it's going to be a tough game.

"But on the day, the FA Cup brings upsets and I know that one or two of our squad would have no problem playing in the Football League.

"It's just getting that opportunity and it is a chance for them to show what they can do and we have seen it before; somebody hits one from 30 yards and it flies in and they become a bit of a hero. That's what the FA Cup brings."

James Tarkowski is set to return to the Oldham defence.

Tarkowski, a product of Latics' academy, will deputise at centre-back as Jean-Yves Mvoto begins a three-match ban following his sending off for violent conduct during last weekend's 1-1 draw at Crawley in npower League One.

Dickov has been handed a boost with the news that Matt Derbyshire is eligible to feature after the striker extended his loan spell from Nottingham Forest on Wednesday evening.

Manchester City youngster Reece Wabara is also allowed to play despite his parent club's current injury worries at right-back.

Robbie Simpson is once again expected to keep Dean Furman out of the team in midfield, with the club captain likely to feature among the substitutes. Dickov is expected to name a full-strength side having learnt the perils of rotation in the early rounds of the cup when Accrington dumped Latics out during his first season in charge.

"We have had them watched," he said of Kidderminster in the Manchester Evening News. "Some players we do know and some we don't. One thing that we will be is prepared. We want to go there and show them the same respect we showed Crawley on Saturday."M


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