Boss not expecting giantkilling

KIDDERMINSTER boss Ian Britton does not expect his Third Division minnows to pull of a Carling Cup first round shock against Ipswich Town at Portman Road tonight.

By Dave Allard

KIDDERMINSTER boss Ian Britton does not expect his Third Division minnows to pull of a Carling Cup first round shock against Ipswich Town at Portman Road tonight.

But his team will be giving their all and he says: "You never know. They may be on an off day."

Joe Royle's First Division Blues are making changes to their starting line-up. But they will not be underestimating the men from the Aggborough Stadium.

Britton said: "We are not expected to win but we will be looking to give Ipswich something to think about. As long as we come away with our heads held high then I'll be happy."

Town manager Joe Royle may have announced changes to his starting line-up but he insists: "We are giving Kidderminster the utmost respect."

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The Blues will begin with a 4-4-2 set-up this evening and into the starting line-up come Martijn Reuser, Jermaine Wright and Matt Richards.

Out of the opening eleven go Marcus Bent, Fabian Wilnis and Richard Naylor.

Adie Smith and Matt Gadsby have been passed fit for tonight's visitors and a familiar name in the Kidderminster line-up is Sam Shilton.

The left midfield player is the son of ex-England goalkeeper legend Peter Shilton.

He began his career at Plymouth when his father was the manager at Home Park and went on to play for Coventry and Hartlepool.

Harriers are trying to persuade Walsall, from whom they have signed Andy Bishop for a second loan spell, that he should be allowed to play tonight.

If permission is granted, Bishop is likely to start alongside Henriksen with the veteran John Williams dropping to the bench.

IPSWICH (4-4-2): Davis; Makin, Santos, Diallo, Richards; Miller, Wright, Magilton, Reuser; D Bent, Counago. Subs: M Bent, Wilnis, Naylor, Bowditch, Price.

KIDDERMINSTER (from): Brock, Hinton, Willis, Stamps, Coleman, Bennett, Flynn, D Williams, Shilton, Henriksen, J Williams, Bishop, Ward, Parrish, Ayres, Lewis, Danby.