A look ahead to Saturday’s trip to the EBB Stadium, Aldershot…
By Matty Paddock - 09/11/2023
Posted 3 weeks ago
JACK Lambert could play some part in the game at Aldershot Town this weekend as he looks to complete his recovery from injury.
Summer arrival Lambert picked up a quad injury in the defeat at Gateshead in September and hasn’t been able to feature since.
He’ll be in the squad on Saturday, though, as boss Russ Penn confirms he’s able to be part of the group travelling to Hampshire.
While Shane Byrne and Joe Leesley remain out, Penn added the pair are likely to be back within roughly the next month so or so as the club’s injury situation begins to ease.
Nat Knight-Percival remains the only other player battling through injury at present, with Harriers also boosted by availability of Reiss McNally after one-match suspension.
New man Ben Tollitt is also in line to feature after signing on loan from Oldham earlier in the week.
That all has Harriers at least approaching the weekend game in slightly better shape as they go up against a Shots side buoyed by a rampant 7-4 demolition of EFL outfit Swindon Town last weekend.
“They’re a good team with a good Manager who had an absolute cracker of a game last Saturday to be 7-0 up with half an hour to go, and I think they had another goal disallowed as well.
“It shows you what kind of performance they put in, but we’ll go there looking to win the game.
“I am sure it will be a fantastic atmosphere.
“They’re having a great season and are a good club.
“They’re very good for the level and are trying to cement that play-off place this season, I predict.
“But they have their vulnerabilities and lost the last league game [before the FA Cup]… I think every game this season we play in there are chances for both teams.
“That seems like a common theme in this league.”
Aldershot’s placing in the play-offs is largely thanks to a run of five wins in six, including league wins over Solihull and Hartlepool.
Saturday’s game is the 13th meeting between Harriers and Aldershot Town, and the first since 2016.
The Reds have one just twice in 12 outings against the Shots, Jack Byrne netting the winner in our most recent success, in 2015.
Aldershot Town have confirmed that tickets cannot be purchased at the turnstile on Saturday. Away fans looking to buy tickets are strongly urged to purchase in advance, online. Sales on the day are only from the Ticket Office where considerable queues and delays are possible.
Away travel remains available to Harriers fans up to and including Friday.
Kick off at Aldershot is at 3:00pm
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