Manager Marc Richards has confirmed midfielder Lewis Hall is available for selection for the trip to Hemel Hempstead after limping off last weekend.

Hall, 22, was brought off just before half-time last weekend in City’s 4-0 victory over Hungerford. The result was the clubs biggest win of the season so far.

But speaking on Friday, manager Marc Richards confirmed that the injury was a lot better than first feared and that Hall will be in contention for the trip to Hemel Hempstead.

“He’s good to go after he came off last week, we thought he could well be out for a week or so. But Lewis has trained well this week and he will be available for the game on Saturday.”

The club is currently enjoying a rich vein of form, a run which has seen them win seven of the last nine games. As a result, City are top of the form table, and the gaffer believes his players deserve great credit for the change in fortunes.

“I don’t really put it down to anything specific, I just think the boys are playing with freedom and without pressure.

“After the start we had, being near the bottom of the table, we would have taken this now that’s for sure. We finished 10th last year so if we can improve on that, then it would be a great achievement for us.”

Today’s game is a must-win for the hosts, and despite City’s great form, the boss is wary of the attacking threat Hempstead pose.

“Our focus remains always on our next opponent and trying to get the three points. Hemel Hempstead are a good side and they score a lot of goals, especially at home, so we will need to be well organised.”

Kick Off: 3PM

Vauxhall Ground

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By Harry Hogg

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