Harriers in key clash for play-off ambitions

Harriers in key clash for play-off ambitions

Harriers in key clash for play-off ambitions

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KIDDERMINSTER Harriers host Cambridge United tonight (7.45) bidding to keep their slim play-off hopes alive.

Gary Whild’s side have just four games left to bridge a six-point gap between themselves in ninth and the Skrill Premier top five.

Harriers remained in the hunt with Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Welling United at Aggborough but are not in control of their own destiny.

Cambridge have already secured a play-off place and the weekend’s 7-2 thrashing of bottom club Hyde was their fourth win in a row.

Richard Money’s men are also riding the crest of a wave having won the FA Trophy at Wembley last month.

But victory over Welling ended a run of four draws and a defeat for Kidderminster.

Former assistant boss Whild believes they are approaching the kind of form he has come to expect from his team.

He said: “We’ve seen against Grimsby, against Forest Green in the second-half and again on Saturday that we’re getting closer to what we’re normally like and what we’re capable of going forward – that’s creating chances, getting the ball in the box and scoring goals.

“It was thoroughly deserved (victory against Welling) and as soon as we got the goal we upped it a gear and ran out comfortable winners.”

Captain Kyle Storer again sits out as he still has two matches of his three-game ban to serve.

But striker Nathan Blissett is pushing for a start after coming on as a second-half substitute against Welling and scoring the second goal.

Amari Morgan-Smith, who was also introduced off the bench at the weekend, is another hoping to get the nod.

United striker Matthew Barnes-Homer will be looking to get one over his former employers by adding to the goal he scored against Hyde.

Barnes-Homer spent two-and-a-half years at Aggborough, leaving for Luton Town in January 2010.

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