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Harriers hope to lose ‘0’ at Darts
1:00pm Friday 24th August 2012 in Sport By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
KIDDERMINSTER Harriers manager Steve Burr has called on his players to pull together and get off the mark in the Blue Square Bet Premier.
Following three consecutive defeats, the Aggborough club are bottom of the table and one of only two teams yet to register a point — the other being Dartford.
But that record has to end for one of the clubs tomorrow when they go head-to-head at the newly-promoted Darts’ Princes Park (3pm).
Harriers have endured a tough start, facing promotion-hopefuls Luton and Mansfield at home, letting a 2-1 lead slip against the latter to lose 3-2 last Saturday.
Burr said: “It was a disappointing result and we’re all hurting but it’s also our job to pick up the players and make sure they are ready for the next game.
“When you’re on a run like this, it affects the confidence of the players, especially the younger ones, but we want to put things right. “It would be worrying if players weren’t hurt by these results.
“We went into the game against Mansfield with both teams needing points and it’s the same situation this weekend. “Dartford have had a tough start and will be looking to get off the mark too.
“Our strikers have not got scored yet so I would like them to start. But I am not blaming them for the situation. It’s a collective thing and we all need to pull together.”
New signing Nathan Blissett bolstered Kidderminster’s strike options ahead of the Stags defeat and Steve Guinan is set to join them following an ankle injury.
Midfielders James Vincent (groin), Keith Briggs (ankle) and Jack Byrne (Achilles) will all be assessed for the trip to Kent, while right-back Lee Vaughan finishes his four-game ban.