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KIDDERMINSTER Harriers’ highly-rated management duo are focused on bringing success to Aggborough.

Manager Steve Burr and his assistant Gary Whild gained admiring glances from other clubs after guiding Harriers to sixth in the Blue Square Bet Premier last season.

They have led the club into the upper reaches of the league in their two years at Aggborough, despite lacking the spending power of many of their rivals.

Macclesfield Town, relegated from npower League Two, were believed to be interested in their popular former striker Burr before appointing ex-Lewes manager Steve King.

Whild said: “We’re happy here and we like the club – it’s a good club – and we are just disappointed that we finished sixth last season.

“We want to get into the play-offs and do better. At the moment, that is what we’re focused on. If you’re doing well, you’re going to get that interest, whether you’re a manager or a player.”

Former Stalybridge Celtic boss Burr, who last year attracted an approach from Grimsby Town, and Whild are both on contract until the end of the 2013-14 season so compensation would be required to secure their services.

Many Harriers fans believe the duo are destined to manage at Football League level and they just hope that will be at Aggborough.

Harriers have arranged a pre-season friendly with a Wolves XI at home on Friday, July 27 (7.30pm).

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