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7th January 2004 18:15

Harriers star injury worry for Mansfield
By Steve Marshall, Express and Star

Midfielder Danny Williams has emerged as a doubt for Kidderminster's trip to high flying Mansfield on Saturday after struggling to overcome a knee injury.

The former Wrexham schemer twisted his knee during Saturday's dramatic FA Cup draw with Wolves at Aggborough, an injury that forced him out of the tie at half-time with the score at 0-0.

Boss Jan Molby originally thought the injury would cause 24-year-old Williams little problem, but today admitted the visit to Field Mill could come too soon for the former Liverpool trainee.

"Danny twisted his knee against Wolves and he has done a little bit of damage to his ligaments," said the Kidderminster director of football.

"At this stage it looks as though Saturday might come a little bit too early for him but we will have a better idea later in the week.

"But even if he does miss the game at Mansfield there is a very good chance he will be fit in time for the Cup replay at Wolves."

The loss of Williams would be a significant blow for Molby, leaving him without his main midfield playmaker and joint leading goalscorer.

Williams has been an ever-present in the Harriers line-up this season, scoring five goals in the process to lie top of the goalscoring charts with Dean Bennett.

But his absence could open the door for a full Kidderminster debut for new signing Adam Murray, who put pen to paper on an 18- month contract with the club on Monday, or a recall for Matt Gadsby.

Lee Jenkins could also come into the equation after making good progress in his recovery from a knee injury, but it is more likely the former Swansea man may be ready for his comeback at Molineux next Tuesday.

Molby is already without on-loan Mansfield striker Andy White at the weekend after his parent club made it a condition of the third month of his temporary switch that he did not play against them.

"It means we lose someone, but following the arrivals of the likes of Jesper Christiansen and Adam Murray we do have people who can come in," Molby added.


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