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Burr is searching for killer instinct
1:00pm Friday 9th November 2012 in Sport By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
MANAGER Steve Burr says it is time for Kidderminster Harriers to start converting draws into wins.
The Aggborough outfit have drawn eight of their 17 Blue Square Bet Premier matches, including against Woking 2-2 last Tuesday and Gateshead 1-1 last month.
Although Harriers have only lost once in 12 league matches, they remain 19th in the table and on the same points as Braintree in the fourth relegation spot.
It has left Burr, whose side were beaten 2-0 by League One Oldham Athletic in the FA Cup last Saturday, questioning his team selection.
He will hope to find the answers in time for tomorrow’s visit of bottom-of-the-table Nuneaton Town (3pm) when a win would be Harriers’ first in the league since beating Hyde 3-0 on October 9.
The Kidderminster boss said: “It’s frustrating because you see the players going out there and putting everything in and drawing.
“Against Woking and Gateshead, I feel we have definitely dropped four points.
“You look at the last few games and we’ve been playing well but drawn too many matches and it’s something we’ve got to sort out.
“As a manager, you look at yourself and the team to see if you’re making the right decisions. Are you getting the best out of the strikers? Could you play wingers?
“I have always gone out to win games and that’s not going to change. This league is so tight if we can win the next two matches then we’ll be moving into mid-table.”
Forward Nathan Blissett, signed from Romulus, scored his first goals in a Harriers shirt at Woking and is in line to keep his place for the visit of newly-promoted Nuneaton.
Guyana international winger Ricky Shakes remains available to play but has not featured since his return from World Cup qualifying duty last month.
Captain Keith Briggs, who has been suffering with a tooth abscess, should be available in midfield despite coming off at half-time at Woking.
Burr added: “I was delighted to see Nathan score twice. He could have had a hat-trick when he was put through at the end but it was good to see him score.
“I’ve been working with him on the training ground and have been telling him he’s more than capable.”
Despite being bottom, Nuneaton have drawn their last two league matches 1-1 against Mansfield and Barrow while also taking Luton to a replay in the FA Cup.
The game will see Harriers midfielder Kyle Storer go up against the club he left in the summer of 2011.
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