Hereford United Vs Crewe Alexandra, Sat 2 Jan 2010

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Boss John Trewick has no new injury or suspension concerns as Hereford look to arrest an alarming slump in form at home to Crewe.

The Bulls had tasted defeat just twice in their previous seven games in all competitions going into December and their solid form looked like continuing after they emerged from Northampton win a 3-1 triumph at the start of the month.

But they have since gone on to lose their next four games - including a Johnstone's Paint Trophy area semi-final defeat to MK Dons - while two home fixtures have also fallen foul to the weather.

The clash at Edgar Street looks set to get the green light and Trewick will be desperate to put some points on the board.

Whether he opts to keep faith with the same XI that lost 1-0 at Torquay on Boxing Day is a different matter but the postponement of Monday's home clash against Aldershot has given his charges plenty of time to get over any niggles and recharge their batteries.

Midfielder Edrissa Sonko is battling to get back to 100% after a slight abductor strain but the visit of Crewe might just come too soon for him.

Crewe will be without Joel Grant.

The Jamaican winger strained ligaments in his foot during the 2-2 draw with Rochdale on Boxing Day and subsequently missed the Bank Holiday Monday defeat to Macclesfield.

The 22-year-old, who has made 24 appearances this season, is said to be improving but the trip to Edgar Street will come too soon.

Instead Grant will be targeting the club's home game with Grimsby a week on Saturday for a possible return to the team.

Byron Moore is set to continue in Grant's absence and boss Dario Gradi will be contemplating further changes following the 4-1 defeat to Macclesfield.

That could mean recalls for Mat Mitchel-King, Simon Walton and Calvin Zola, who were all on the bench for Monday's game with the latter scoring as a second-half substitute.

Defender Harry Worley will also be available after extending his loan deal from Leicester.

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