Horsham out to exorcise a Harrow ghost

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JOHN Maggs will shake up his Horsham side as they look to put the memory of last month’s Harrow Horror show to bed when they travel up to the in-form Middlesex club this Saturday.

The Hornets were stuffed 7-1 by Borough at home two weeks ago in one of the club’s worst ever results and they face a tough task against a side who won 5-2 at second placed Bury Town in mid-week and are primed for an assault on the play-offs in the back half of the season.

At the same time Horsham were being handed a reprieve at home to Croydon Athletic, with the match having to be abandoned due to heavy fog with the bottom placed side leading 2-0.

The poor performance however did not go unnoticed by Maggs, who said: “I’m not going to make my mind up about the starting team until the Saturday morning.

“Although the game was called off the other night which got us out of a hole what I did witness through the fog was not to my liking so I’m going to try something different, the way we play, the shape and the personnel will be different.”

Maggs is definitely without skipper Ben Andrews with the defender away on work commitments but Jahmahl King is fit to play and is likely to be handed a start.

Maggs is hoping Mark Knee has fully recovered from a virus which kept him out of the game on Tuesday, and on a ground which has proved extremely fruitless over the recent years any result will be seen as a good one.

Maggs said: “We are going to Harrow, two weeks ago they beat us really convincingly 7-1 at home. They went and won 5-2 again in the week so we have a very difficult game Saturday, but we have a different set up to when they beat us at home.”

Meanwhile Maggs confirmed that Lee Farrell has signed Ryman League forms with the club. The popular striker is fondly remembered for his two goals against Swansea in the Second Round of the FA Cup in 2007 and has been training with Horsham for several months as he recovers from a broken leg.