Hereford United Vs Crewe Alexandra, Sun 27 Mar 2011

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Hereford could hand a debut to Jason Price when they play host to Crewe on Sunday.

The former Swansea, Hull and Doncaster forward, who has over 450 Football League appearances under his belt, signed a loan deal with the Bulls on Thursday, joining from Carlisle until the end of the season.

Manager Jamie Pitman will be tempted to throw him straight into the mix against the Alex as Hereford look for three more points to bolster their survival bid.

Midfielder Joe Colbeck returns from suspension having missed Tuesday`s 1-1 draw at Port Vale as a result of his dismissal against Southend last Friday.

And aside from long-term absentees Dan Connor and Ryan Valentine (both hip), manager Pitman has no injury or suspension concerns to contend with.

Pitman made a total of four changes for the midweek draw at Vale Park, handing a debut to defensive loanee Stefan Stam, and he must decide how best to tackle Dario Gradi`s play-off chasers.

Veteran Ashley Westwood is determined to book himself a starting place for Crewe.

The 34-year-old midfielder produced an impressive display in the goalless draw with Accrington and expressed his gratitude to manager Dario Gradi for bringing him back to the Alexandra Stadium, saying: "I have been persistent with him over the years and it's worked out well.

"I've kept working hard and now I've got my chance and hopefully I can keep going."

Defender Matt Tootle is still pushing for a recall following his recovery from a virus and striker AJ Leitch-Smith will be aiming for a start after making a late substitute appearance against Stanley.

The Railwaymen are five points adrift of the play-off places and top-scorer Clayton Donaldson will look to add to his 19-goal haul at Edgar Street.

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