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Posted Tue 31 Dec 13

PREVIEW: HEREFORD V HARRIERS

Harriers will look to start 2014 in the best possible way with three points at Hereford United in the New Year's Day Skrill Premier clash at Edgar Street (3:00pm). 

December has been an utterly forgettable month in terms of league action to round off 2013.

Ironically the only bright spark has been the 2-1 Boxing Day win over the Bulls at Aggborough in the reverse game.

Other than that, defeats to Woking, Alfreton and Grimsby have dented the team's charge for promotion, not to mention the heavy defeat at Luton last time out.

But after conceding six without reply at Kenilworth Road, the team will first and foremost want to banish memories of a nightmare down in Bedfordshire.

And the best way to do that is by taking another three points from a United side that themselves bounced back from the set-back at Aggborough to beat Forest Green Rovers 1-0 at Edgar Street.

Speaking to Harriers Player, Manager Steve Burr said: "In football you're just remembered for the last thing you did and the last thing we did was poor.

 "We have got to get on with it, get ourselves going again... and get back to winning, because that is the only thing you can do.

"When you have a defeat like that you always scrutinise things and that was the same situation with the Luton game which was our biggest defeat.

"But we have to get back to winning football matches and putting a smile on people's faces.

"There can only be one reaction and that is to put things right."

James Dance's loan move to Rushall sees him join Tyrone Williams, Ryan Rowe and Nathan Blissett in featuring elsewhere on New Year's Day. 

Burr will also be without defender Chey Dunkley through suspension after his red card at Luton, while Mickey Demetriou will, it is hoped, be fit again after a hamstring injury. 

Kick-off at Edgar Street, Hereford, on New Year's Day is at 3:00pm.