Hereford United Vs Crewe Alexandra, Tue 19 Jan 2010

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Hereford will be without Ryan Green as they prepare to play their first home fixture in five weeks against Crewe.

The defender underwent a hernia operation last Monday and is expected to be on the sidelines for around four weeks, with this week being spent at Lilleshall's highly-rated sports rehab centre.

Striker Lee Morris, fresh from his loan spell at Mansfield, is the club's only other concern as he undergoes treatment from club physio Jamie Pitman but he can only expect a place on the bench should he recover in time.

Jonny Godsmark, Jordon Mutch, Nathaniel Wedderburn, Danny Blanchett and Darren Dennehy have all returned to their parent clubs, leaving Leicester striker Craig King as the only on-loan player at Edgar Street while John Trewick searches for reinforcements.

The Bulls are extremely hopeful the rearranged clash will get the go-ahead following the recent adverse weather conditions, which accounted for five out of the club's six scheduled games.

However, the break has provided Trewick's squad with ample opportunity to recharge their batteries.

Crewe will be unchanged from the side that lost at Dagenham.

Caretaker boss Dario Gradi considered recalling on-loan defender Harry Worley and midfielder Danny Shelley but has elected to stick with the XI that started Saturday's 2-0 defeat.

"I will make changes as the match goes on if need be," said Gradi.

Midfielders James Bailey (abdominal) and Joe Grant (foot) and leading scorer Calvin Zola (eye) remain out.

Fourteen-goal striker Zola is set to see a specialist about the problem after a ball struck him in the face in training last week.

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