KIDDERMINSTER Harriers will not be forced into selling their star players to balance the books, according to chairman Ken Rae.

During the summer, the club experienced what they described as a cash-flow problem and were given £21,500 from Kidderminster Harriers Independent Supporters’ Trust to help pay wages.

It came at a time when directors and benefactors Ernie and Kath Lane resigned from the board, leading to the club threatening to sue the pair in a bid to reclaim money which they believe was contractually owed to them to cover a shortfall last season.

While there has been no announcement regarding that situation, Aggborough chief Rae has this week stated that the financial position at the Vanarama Conference outfit remains unchanged.

He is also happy with the crowd levels from the first three home games of the season and is not about to sell players for the sake of it, such as centre-half Chey Dunkley, who has courted interest from Cheltenham Town in the past, ahead of the closing of the transfer window on Monday.

Harriers, who visit Dover Athletic today (3pm) looking to continue their unbeaten start to the campaign, say there have been no firm offers for players.

“Financially, the situation at the club has not changed,” Rae explained. “We’ve made one or two office redundancies but we’re happy with Gary’s playing budget at this moment.

“I’d like to thank the fans who came out on Monday (against Chester) — we had 1,900 Harriers supporters and 2,300 overall which was very good.”

The former Redditch United chairman added: “Like any football club, if a bid is made for one of our players then we will consider it.

“It all depends on the offer, if a club make an approach for a player with a valuation that does not meet ours then nothing will happen.

“If they do then the board will look at what is on the table but that is all.”