TIM Harris chases his first victory as Redditch United's new manager in a daunting trip to Hereford FC's Edgar Street tomorrow (3pm).

After a 2-0 home defeat to Stratford Town on Boxing Day in Harris' first fixture in charge, the Reds slipped to 15th in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division and are without a win in five games.

The title-chasing Bulls sit fourth following a nine-match unbeaten league run though they were held 0-0 at struggling Merthyr Town in their last game.

Ex-Gloucester City manager Harris admitted: "Hereford have some great players for the level.

"To be successful you have to have players capable of playing in the next level but at Hereford they have players ready for the one above that.

"Pete Beadle (manager) has done a great job there and we just have to get on with what will be another tough baptism.

"It is going to be a tough afternoon but if we can go there, dig in and everyone believes they can do something then who knows what might happen.

"The squad has been a little unbalanced over the last few weeks with Darren (Byfield, former manager) going.

"They need a leader and will be looking to me to get them organised and bring some structure in.

"It’s not a good time to change a manager because you are limited in what you can do.

"There’s no doubt the squad is very thin on the ground and we need to add to it quite quickly.

"When you come to a club like Redditch, it’s important you get your scouts out there looking at young players in the area to see if they’re ready to play at our level."

Harris has strengthened his backroom staff with former Hereford United player Alex Sykes as assistant manager and Lee Randall as assistant coach.

Captain and former Worcester City midfielder Danny Jackman, 34, who filled in as caretaker boss after Byfield's exit, has been appointed player-coach.

Harris added: “I have been constantly on the phone to Danny since my appointment and he has shown what a dedicated professional he is.

"Danny is eager to learn and progress his coaching and with over 300 league games under his belt his experience will be invaluable to all of us.”