Tigers Prepare For Terriers Test

Last updated : 07 January 2002 By Andy Beill
Justin Whittle
Justin Whittle - returns to skipper the side
City's last two games have been postponed due to the weather, but the LDV game will definitely go ahead.

Adam Pearson is hoping for a big attendance after no gate receipts for over a fortnight: "It's obviously very disappointing to see two games fall victim to the weather and cash flow will be affected.
"Not only do we lose the gate money, which we expect to get back in the long run, but the television revenue is also gone and that won't be coming back.
"In total we've lost around £200,000 this week and although the club is financially stable it is a big blow to us.
"The team will benefit from a big crowd against Huddersfield and I would urge anyone who's thinking of coming to get themselves here, take advantage of the reduced admission prices [£10 adults, £5 concessions] and enjoy what should be a cracking cup tie."

Justin Whittle - scorer for City in the last round - returns to the line-up after being suspended at Kidderminster. Mike Edwards still has two more games to serve of his ban.

New signing Jason Van Blerk may have to wait to make his debut as he isn't matchfit.
Assistant manager Kevan Smith said: "Jason hasn't played too many games recently, so he will play for the reserves this week."

Mark Greaves
Mark Greaves - back in action
Paul Musselwhite keeps his place in goal, with Matt Glennon still struggling with a thigh strain. Brian Little says that he won't recall the summer signing until he is 100% fit.

Mark Greaves returned against Kidderminster, but his place isn't a certainty tomorrow with a midfield shake-up expected in a switch back to a 4-4-2 formation.

Greaves said: "I've really missed playing and it will be great to play in front of the home fans. I don't know if I'll be playing yet - that's up to the gaffer, but the thing I've missed the most is playing at Boothferry Park because it's a real buzz for me."

David Beresford
David Beresford - point to prove
The 26-year-old Hull-born utility player has recently hinted at signing an extension to the three-year deal he got in the summer, and possibly sign until his testimonial year in 2006.

Former Huddersfield winger David Beresford gets the chance to prove himself against his former club, who let him join City on a free transfer after four years at the club. Despite signing from Oldham for a £350,000 fee, he only made 27 first team starts, finding the net three times. As he did against the Latics in the FA Cup, he will be looking to put in a good performance and hopefully knock out his former side.

Expected line-up (4-4-2): Musselwhite; Petty, Whittle, Goodison, Holt; Matthews, Johnsson, Greaves, Beresford; Alexander, Dudfield.
Subs from: Glennon, Mohan, Price, Sneekes, Whitmore, Williams, Lee, Rowe.