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MATCH PREVIEW | Chorley v Kidderminster Harriers

The Magpies (10th, 34pts) entertain Kidderminster Harriers (6th, 39pts) in the Vanarama National League North on Tuesday evening, a month after the original tie was postponed due to a frozen Victory Park pitch, writes Alex Birch.

After a difficult sequence of results over the Festive period Chorley will be looking to take advantage of one of their two games in hand this month, against a Kiddy side right in the thick of the playoff mix.

A win would move Matt Jansen’s side into post-season contention once again as teams in the top half of the division begin to jockey for a top seven finish.

Quotes

“We dust ourselves down, there are 19 games to go, and we’re more than capable of getting to the playoffs. We go into Kidderminster full of confidence and aim to put things right” - Matt Jansen talking to Harry Lyons

Team news

There are fresh concerns over Matty Hughes and Khius Metz after both players picked up knocks during Saturday’s loss to Harrogate. Scott LeatherAdam Blakeman, and Stephen Jordan continue to be monitored, but Josh Wilson should return.

Last time around

The opening day of the season saw a repeat of May’s playoff semi-final as Chorley triumphed in front of 1,793 spectators at Aggborough. A 79th minute own goal from Tyrone Williams was the difference between the teams.

2016/17

13/08/16 NLN Kidderminster 0 Chorley 0

18/02/17 NLN Chorley 2 Kidderminster 1 (SampsonCottrell; Brown)

03/05/17 NLNP Chorley 0 Kidderminster 1 (Gnahoua)

07/05/17 NLNP Kidderminster 0 Chorley 2 (CarverRoscoe)

 

Stats

Break out: The last time Chorley went three games without a goal a resounding 2-0 home victory followed against full-time York City.

Unbeatable: Harriers are on a run of 12 games without defeat (6W/6D) since they were knocked out of the FA Cup by AFC Fylde at the start of November.

Spirit: The Magpies have yet to lose more than two games in succession this season, and haven’t lost three or more games in a row for over five years.

Stalemate: John Eustace’s side have draw their last five away games, and haven’t won on the road since beating Stockport 2-1 at Edgeley Park on October 28.

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