Swindon Town v Harrogate Town: Simon Weaver will have to wrap fit players 'in cotton wool'

The Sulphurites will travel to Swindon Town on Saturday minus four injured players and with question marks hanging over the heads of at least a couple more. Centre-halves Rory McArdle (groin) and Will Smith (hernia) have been joined on the long-term casualty list by right-back Ryan Fallowfield (groin) and striker Aaron Martin (knee), with none of that quartet likely to feature again before Christmas.
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Simon Weaver hoping that Harrogate Town's long-overdue clean-sheet is 'just the start'

The Sulphurites ended Tuesday's contest with a zero in the 'goals against' column for the first time in nine league outings, a run of matches which stretches back almost two months to late September. They certainly rode their luck at times, but the combination of some poor finishing by the...
Picture for Simon Weaver hoping that Harrogate Town's long-overdue clean-sheet is 'just the start'

Carlisle United v Harrogate Town: Sulphurites continue to collect injuries

The Sulphurites will once again be without long-term casualties Rory McArdle and Will Smith, while striker Aaron Martin missed Saturday's home defeat to Salford City due to swelling around his knee. Right-winger Simon Power and centre-half Warren Burrell both started that game, however the pair are facing late fitness tests...

Harrogate Town must start valuing clean-sheets, insists Simon Weaver

The Sulphurites have managed just two shut-outs in 17 League Two outings this term, while their defensive record is the second-worst of the sides in the top half of the table. Although they continue to occupy a play-off spot despite having lost three of their last four and won just once in six attempts in the league, their current position owes much to the potency of their attacking play.

Harrogate Town v Salford City: Sulphurites have fresh injury concern

The Sulphurites will be without central-defensive duo Rory McArdle and Will Smith until late December, both men having undergone surgery in recent weeks. And striker Aaron Martin is also now being assessed having reported a knee issue this week. "Aaron has some swelling around his knee, so we're having a...

Opposition Guide: Harrogate Town

FOUNDED: 1914 (AS HARROGATE TOWN AFC) STADIUM: THE ENVIROVENT STADIUM (WETHERBY ROAD) LAST SEASON: 17TH (LEAGUE TWO) Harrogate boss Simon Weaver is the longest serving manager in the top four divisions having been in charge of the club since 2009, originally as player-manager. The Sulphurites made gradual progression each season...

Harrogate Town to visit Portsmouth FC in second round of the FA Cup

The tie, which takes place on the weekend commencing December 4, sees the League Two Sulphurites renew hostilities with the side who knocked them out of the competition at the first round stage back in 2019/20. The 2008 FA Cup winners, who currently sit 14th in the third tier, triumphed...

Harrogate Town 'upbeat' ahead of FA Cup clash with Wrexham AFC, despite recent poor run

Following a strong start to the season, the Sulphurites have struggled in League Two in recent weeks, picking up just one solitary point from the last 12 on offer. But, although he admits that both he and his players are unhappy with what has unfolded on the field since their 6-1 demolition of Scunthorpe United on October 9, Simon Weaver insists that they approach this weekend's clash with the Red Dragons in positive frame of mind.

Harrogate Town 0 Bristol Rovers 1: Below-par Sulphurites' unbeaten home record is ended

Having conceded three times in the space of seven minutes shortly after the interval on their way to surrendereing a two-goal lead at Hartlepool United last weekend, the Sulphurites offered nothing whatsoever following the resumption this Saturday. They never really got out of second gear during the opening 45, but...