Sep 24 2010 By Chris Slavin
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ADAM Bygrave is expected to shake off a virus to return to Hayes & Yeading's defence for tomorrow's visit of Barrow.
The centre-back was sidelined with the illness for Tuesday night's 2-1 defeat to Newport County and his presence was sorely missed as Hayes & Yeading conceded two goals from crosses in a poor defensive performance.
Boss Garry Haylock (pictured) is hopeful that his summer signing from Histon will be fit to return.
"He has had a virus and there is not a lot you can do except wait for it to go," said Haylock. "If he had played for an hour (against Newport) then he might not have been fit for Saturday. I would hope that he will be fit."
Last season's FA Trophy winners Barrow make the mammoth 566-mile round trip to Church Road with their own injury problems as winger Simon Wiles is definitely out as he suffered suspected cruciate knee ligament damage in the 2-0 defeat to Altrincham.
That defeat to rock-bottom Altrincham on Tuesday night came after a promising start that had Barrow in mid-table, but their top scorer with eight goals, Jason Walker, is a doubt for Saturday with an ankle injury.
Haylock says that his players must realise quickly that they are in a relegation fight and start winning their home games against the teams expected to be down there.
"We have lost at home against Histon, Forest Green and Newport - all teams expected to be in the bottom 10 in and around us," he said. "That is relegation form and if we continue to give goals away like we have done then we will be in a relegation battle."
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