BOSS John Eustace has praised the attitude of Elton Ngwatala after the Harriers attacker took another big step towards recapturing his best form.

The forward was the star man as Kidderminster beat Vanarama National League outfit Chester to book their place in the first round of the FA Cup.

Goals from Mani Sonupe and Joe Ironside secured a 2-0 win at Aggborough last Saturday.

However, it was Ngwatala that caught the eye as he found space in dangerous positions and put on a showing reminiscent of last season's promotion charge.

Eustace said: "Elton has slowly been getting better and better with each game.

"It's difficult when when you miss a long period without any games and it takes a long time to get back to your best.

"But he's been working very, very hard and his attitude has been fantastic.

"As I was saying at the start of the season, everyone has had to be patient while he gets fitter, which was also the same with a few of our other players too.

"They are getting there now but it's up to the players if they are going to kick on from this point. They need to keep working hard every week."

That victory over Chester handed Harriers a first round away clash with AFC Fylde.

The tie against last season's National League North winners will be played over the weekend of Saturday, November 4.

Eustace added: "It's an exciting draw and a game to look forward to.

"It's going to be very tough against a team from a higher level but we are a new team to the one that played them last season."

The Reds will now welcome fourth-placed Spennymoor Town to Aggborough this Saturday (3pm kick-off) as they look to push themselves back up the table.

"We won't approach it any differently," added the boss. "We are just looking at it as another game where we have to work hard and make sure we're competitive."