MARVIN Johnson believes Kidderminster Harriers are getting stronger all the time as they seek to challenge for promotion in the Vanarama Conference.

The Aggborough outfit kicked off their campaign with a 0-0 draw at Lincoln City on Saturday and get their home fixtures under way when they host Alfreton Town tonight (7.45).

Winger Johnson played the last 39 minutes at Sincil Bank after replacing Ahmed Obeng and is confident for the season ahead.

He said: “We’ve got a good bunch of lads here and we’re feeling confident.

“We’ve had a very strong pre-season and we’ve looked stronger with every game. I have no fear for this season if the lads stick together and keep doing what we’ve been doing.”

Manager Gary Whild has plenty of options at his disposal after bringing both new signing Reece Styche and fellow striker Michael Gash off the bench against Lincoln after deciding to start with Nathan Blissett and Craig Reid.

Midfielder Jack Byrne was a last-minute absentee at the weekend after suffering a hamstring strain but could return.

Alfreton began their season with a 3-1 home defeat to Woking and will be without manager Nicky Law as he serves the second of a six-match stadium ban relating to a charge of improper conduct last season.

Assistant manager Russ O’Neill and coach Ronnie Glavin will take charge.