Leslie in line to start

17 March 2011 12:00
New loan signing Steve Leslie is in Hereford`s travelling party for Friday night`s clash at Southend. The attacking midfielder signed a one-month deal from Shrewsbury on Thursday morning and the relevant paperwork has been cleared for him to make his debut at Roots Hall. On-loan Doncaster striker Waide Fairhurst extended his stay by a further month earlier this week, meaning he will also be available to manager Jamie Pitman. Fairhurst`s initial spell, which brought three goals in seven league starts, expired after last Saturday`s 2-1 home defeat to Barnet. Pitman is again not expected to have any new injury problems and does not have any suspension concerns to contend with. Long-term absentees Ryan Valentine and Dan Connor (both hip) have spent this week at Lilleshall stepping up their rehabilitation and could well return to the frame in around three to four weeks.

Source: PA